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Convicted 17November terrorist Koufodinas returns to prison

Dimitris Koufodinas, the convicted gunman of terror organization 17 November, returned to prison following a 48-hour-furlough. Koufodinas arrived at Korydallos prison an hour and a half  ahead of the Saturday noon deadline, accompanied by his wife and son. He looked relaxed and waved to the press. Koufodinas, 59, is serving …

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Convicted 17N terrorist Koufodinas steps out prison on 48-h furlough (video)

Convicted November 17 terrorist Dimitris Koufodinas stepped out the Korydallos prison for first time since 2002. He exited the prison in the company of his wife, his son and his lawyer. A group  of supporters was cheering him chanting  “Free Koufodinas.” The Prison Council of Korydallos approved on Wednesday his …

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Convicted ASPIS-onwer, Pavlos Psomiadis, dies in Athens prison

The entrepreneur, a former major shareholder of the Aspis Insurance Group, Pavlos Psomiadis, died in Korydallos Prison in Athens on Monday morning. He was 78 years old. Ηe died of a heart attack. media report. He was convicted to a 22-year prison sentence, was in custody since December 2010. His …

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Ex Defense Minister Tsochatzopoulos returns to prison after failing to provide 200K bail

Former Defense Minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos was taken back to prison after his family failed to get together to sum of 200,000 euro needed for his bail. The former minister returned to prison after a a heart surgery in a public hospital. 77-year-old Akis Tsochatzopoulos has been convicted to 20 years …

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Ex Defense Minister Tsochatzopoulos released from prison after 5 years

The five-member Court of Appeals for Felonies decided to release from prison former PASOK Defense Minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos due to health reasons.Akis Tsochatzopoulos was convicted to 20 years imprisonment for bribes and money laundering. Total time he spent in prison is five years. By a majority of three to two …

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Court dismisses jail sentence for satirical blogger “Elder Pastitsios”

The legal adventures of satirical Greek blogger “Elder Pastitsios” (Geron Pastitios) are over.  The Three-Member Misdemeanors Court decided to trigger Article 8 of Law 4411/2016, which eliminates criminal liability for misdemeanors and minor offenses that were committed until 03.31.2016 and threatened with imprisonment up to two years. Philippos Loizos, aka …

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Convicted ex Defense Minister Tsochatzopoulos beaten in prison

Former PASOK Defense Minister and inmate Akis Tsochatzopoulos was brutally beaten in his cell in wing F of Korydallos prison in Athens. The former minister convicted for bribes in armament procurement was taken to the prison hospital to receive first aid as he had suffered “heavy beating”. According to daily …

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Greek gov’t seeks military camp to serve as prison for state debtors

Gradually, Greece turns into the 21st century version of the dark and gloomy world of Charles Dickens: with households burning wood for heating,  with workers working for nothing, … and to put the icing on the Greek cake, soon also with debtors’ prisons.  What we reported in January, turns into reality: tax prisons! The government seeks …

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Greek tycoon Lavrentiadis in Kolydallos prison over Proton Bank embezzlement

After three days wandering from hospital to hospital, entrepreneur Lavrentis Lavrentiadis entered a cell in Korydallos prison in Athens on Monday. Supported by three policemen, Lavrentiadis entered Korydallos main entrance limping. He has been suffering from rheumatoid arthritis since several decades. Although arrested on Thursday, Lavrentiadis claimed health problems and spent the last …

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Prison Break Greek -Style: Smoked Salmon & 5* Ward for VIP-Prisoners?

If these allegations proof to be true, then this must be the ultimate Greek-style prison break! Antonis Aravantinos, chief of police prison guards told a relevant parliamentary committee that ex heavy weights of politics, business, sports and life-style, currently in prison, enjoy a lavish life even behind bars. “There is a 5***** …

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