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One-billion-euro tax evasion per year through renting luxurious villas in Greece – foreigners involved?

I remember some months ago, when veteran politician Manolis Glezos from left-wing SYRIZA had urged tax authorities to investigate tax evasion in connection with rent-a-villa scheme via the internet and other luxury accommodation to foreigners. Glezos had claimed, that the owners of these accommodations in favorite tourist destinations like the …

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Council of State: SDOE freezing assets? Against Constitution…

The Council of State, Greece’s highest administrative court, has deemed unconstitutional a law allowing the Financial Crimes Squad, known as SDOE, to freeze bank accounts, shares and properties of suspects linked to cases of large-scale tax evasion, smuggling and other financial crimes. The court further ruled that the law was …

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Greece’s Financial Crime Units Probe Hundreds of Tax Evaders, also up to 60 Politicians

It isn’t 32, it isn’t 36, it isn’t 38… According to Sunday edition of Kathimerini, it is up to 60 politicians under investigation by Financial Crime Units (SDOE) of Greek financial ministry. Government officials, former ministers and MPs are allegedly under scrutiny for suspected tax evasion and other financial crimes. With …

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…and the Shit Hit the Greek Fan: Political Scandals Stole Our Anger to Austerity Measures

I think, our world, our political and social world here in Greece is really upside down. Thursday noon, the coalition government partners leaders agreed on the 11 billion euro measures that will kneel households with further salaries cuts, the elderly with pension cuts and the self-employed and freelancers with 30-35% taxes. Already in the afternoon the finalized package …

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Hydra: Residents Clash with Police Over Tax Evasion

This had never happened before – at least not in Greece: that citizens take public servants as hostages and clash with riot police over tax evasion. There had been some incidents where residents of small communities attacked tax inspectors throwing stones. But clashing with police? Cutting water and electricity to a police …

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Greece’s Powerful Union Involved in a Squander Scandal?

Luxury  holidays? Exclusive Conferences? Missions ‘impossible’? Extravagant Projects? Social  events? Like a private PR and Events company, Greece’s more powerful union GENOP-DEI allegedly spent money of the Public Power Company (DEI) to organize  the best what a …. union (?) can offer: social events and guests hosting thus with overpriced invoices. A ‘generous’ …

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Financial Crimes Units Investigate Bribes in Athens … Morgue

I would have never thought that one has to pay bribes also for the dead. But Greek reality shows that also this can happen. Financial Crimes Units (SDOE) took under the magnifying glass the bank accounts of staff working at the Mortuary in Athens. The investigation followed a report by …

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Caution: They Wear Blue and Walk Among Us

The men and women from Financial Crimes Units (SDOE) of the Greek Finance Ministry. They appear in small groups of three and wear Air Force Blue uniforms. They walk down the streets and the malls of Athens. Piraeus and suburbs, devoted to combat tax evasion. With their blue appearance they try …

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Greece’s Fashion King Arrested for Tax Evasion

Greece’s most famous fashionistas, LakisGavalas was arrested with handcuffs and all the necessary accessories on Friday night in Athens. Police arrested “Mr. Lak” in the context of arresting big scale state debtors. Greek media report, that Gavalas was for almost a week the most wanted state debtor, but authorities efforts …

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Ex-SDOE Chief To Testify in Case of Not-Collection of Fines for Illegal Fuel Trading

Ioannis Kapaeleris, former head of financial crimes units (SDOE) and current General Secretary at the Greek Finance Ministry is going to testify in front of a prosecutor and give exmplanations in the case of not collecting fines for illegal fuel trading. On the status of ‘suspect’ Kapeleris will visit the Deputy Public Prosecutor in …

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