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Ex Defense Minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos gets 20 years imprisonment

The judges spoke in the case Akis Tsochatzopoulos and the famous submarines bribes: the former Defense Minister of PASOK received a prison sentence of 20 years. The court imposed the highest sentence for money laundering cases. Tsochatzopoulos has to stay in prison at least seven years. He was arrested one and a half year ago.

His wife Vicky Stamati received a prison sentence of 12 years and so his daughter Areti. His former wife, German Gudrun Moltenauer got six years.

The rest of 15 defendants received prison sentences between 6 and 16 years. (full list here)

Greek media reported that the court has still to decide which of the defendants will serve their prison sentence or will be released on parole.

Authorities could locate bribes from armament program worth 50 million euro.

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