Ex defense minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos may be leased from prison even today Thursday, after friends of him donated the bail amount of 200,000 euros. It is a matter of bureaucratic details that have yet to be settled, Greek media report.
77-year-old Tzochatzopoulos is currently at the hospital of Korydallos prison after a heart surgery last month.
According to media, upon his release he is expected to move to his wife’s home in Chalandri suburb of northern Athens.
He was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment for bribes in armament procurement.
He had filed several requests to be released form prison for health reasons.
Beginning of the month, a court approved his latest request at a bail of 200,000 euro. His family said the amount could not be paid as the bank accounts of the former bon vivant PASOK minister were frozen.
His lawyers filed a new request for bail reduction. A court rejected it on Wednesday.
If released, the ex PASOK minister would have spent less than six years in prison. His wife was released from prison also for health reasons. His daughter was released from prison after 2.5 years on reason for being the mother of a minor with serious health problem.