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Former ATE Bank executives charged for loans without collateral and guarantees

Greece’s corruption prosecutor has brought criminal charges against 30 former executives of the now defunct Agricultural Bank of Greece (ATE) for approving loans over a 10-year period to construction company ATTIKAT as well as to a private citizen who did not meet the necessary requirements. The cost incurred by the …

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Prosecutor launches criminal investigation on website claiming ‘9.5R earthquake in Crete’

The prosecutor of Herakleio, Crete, launched a criminal investigation and assigned the Department of  Electronic crime at Greek Police to urgently investigate the alleged claims that a very strong earthquake of 9.5 R would strike the island of Crete in August. At first stage, the Electronic Crimes Department will seek …

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Prosecutor requests guilty verdict for ex ELSTAT chief Georgiou

A three-member Appeals Court will rule on Tuesday over a breach of duty charge raised against the former head of Greece’s statistical bureau (ELSTAT), Andreas Georgiou. The court concluded today’s session after the prosecutor requested a guilty verdict, accepting the charges filed against the former chief statistician. According to the …

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New charges against Sorras: Leader of criminal organization, fraud, money laundering and others

The self-proclaimed billionaire and now fugitive Artemis Sorras has been charged with fraud and running a criminal organization. The office of prosecutor in Athens published a long list of charges against Artemis Sorras and seven of his close associates on Tuesday. The list of charges reportedly contain “half of the …

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Govt proposes parliamentary investigation of ex Defense Minister Papantoniou on armament programs

Greece coalition government parties, left-wing SYRIZA and nationalist Independent Greeks, submitted a joint proposal for a special Parliamentary committee to conduct a preliminary investigation into former minister Yiannos Papantoniou, focusing on armament programmes carried out while he was head of Greece’s defence ministry in the early 2000s. “There are signs …

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Prosecutors raid offices of Novartis in Athens over alleged bribery scandal

Corruption prosecutors raided the offices of Swiss drug maker Novartis in Athens a few days ago as part of an ongoing investigation over bribery allegations, sources told Athens-Macedonian News Agency (ANA) on Tuesday. According to the same sources, the prosecutors requested a thorough search to gather electronic data and documents …

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Greek court rejects Turkey’s request for extradition of last 2 Turkish officers

A Greek court ruled on Thursday that the last two Turkish officers should not be extradited to Turkey. The Appeals Council accepted the suggestion of the prosecutor. Furthermore the court decided to lift the detention order for these two officers. For the remaining six Turkish officers, the Appeal Council had …

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Bomb in downtown Athens: Was the target a prosecutor?

Who was the target of the bomb that exploded on Wednesday night in Exarchia district of central Athens?A prosecutor, a policeman or a bookstore? Prior to the explosion, two warning phone calls were made to daily Efymerida ton Syntakton and to news website Zougla.gr. According to Greek media,  the bomb …

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Prosecutor orders exhumation of “euthanasia” journalist Velios

Authorities in Athens ordered the exhumation of the remains of journalist Alexandros Velios, after a report in the media implied that the cancer patient received assistance to put an end into his life. A chief prosecutor in Athens ordered the exhumation as well as toxicological and tissue tests to determine …

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Prosecutor to investigate Bishop of Chios over “hate speech”

Greece’s General Secretary for Human Rights made an unprecedented move: Kostis Papaioannou He collected the recent “hate” statements made by Bishop of Chios Markos and forwarded them to the prosecutor in charge of Racism Crimes. The prosecutor should investigate whether the Bishop has committed any offenses. The General Secretary allegedly …

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