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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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Prosecutor to investigate medicines shortages in Greece

The prosecutor in Athens will investigate the dramatic shortages in the Greek drug market after an official complained filed by the president of the Greek Pharmacists Association. Serious shortages in certain medications cause problems to thousands of insured and even uninsured patients. In preliminary investigation, the prosecutor will determine whether …

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“Well-known Greek shipowner” accused by prosecutor to head criminal racket

The man is well-known in Greece. In fact, he become broadly known when he invested in several media outlets almost a decade ago. Before this, hardly any Greek knew the young and very successful shipowner – apart from his colleagues shipowners, of course. Two years ago, the said man had …

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Greek prosecutor issues arrest warrant against alleged CIA agent over wiretapping scandal

A Greek prosecutor issued an arrest warrant against an American citizen, allegedly a CIA agent over the wiretapping scandal in 2004-2005, where some 100 mobile phones of members of the Greek government, then Prime Minister Kostas Karamanlis included, were tapped by foreign intelligence services. According to Greek media, the identity …

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Prosecutor shelves the case of attempted bribe of MP Haikalis

Further investigation to the claims of attempted bribe of Independent Greeks MP Pavlos Haikalis by a middleman is not necessary. Prosecutor Panayiotis Panagiotopoulos put the case in a nice file and put it on the shelves of history of modern Greek politics. In the reasoning the prosecutor investigating the case …

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LAOS Chairaman Karatzaferis investigated for €5.5mln in off-shore and possible kickbacks

Founder and president of nationalist Popular Orthodox Rally (LAOS), veteran politician Giorgos Karatzaferis is being investigated for 6 million euros in off-shore accounts and possible kickbacks from military armament programs like the Super Puma helicopters purchased in the year 2000. Katatzaferis could face felony charges for According to Greek media, …

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