Ex Defense minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos, his wife Vicky Stamati and his daughter Areti Tsochatzopoulou will have to return to prison, the five-member Court of Appeals decided on Tuesday.
The second instance court opened the prison door to Tsochatzopoulos and nine more defendants on the case of “golden bribes” for the purchase of German submarines and TOR-M1 missile system.
The former PASOK minister was convicted to 19 years imprisonment by the court on Monday. He was sentenced to 20 years by first instance court, stayed in prison for five years and was released last spring on health reasons.
His wife and his daughter were also sentence on first instance courts but were released for being mothers of minor-aged children.
On Wednesday, the court will decide about for how many years they will stay in the prison.
According to amna, the court on Tuesday ruled that one of the defendants will serve his prison term at home as he is 81 years old.
The court ruled that five out of a total 16 defendants will be able to pay buy out their sentences.
As the former defense minister is already 78 years old, he will not be sent to prison for longer than two years.