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Ex ND Justice Minister: Bribery is minister’s duties

Former Justice Minister Haralambos Athanasiou (ND) stunned Greeks when he openly admitted on Thursday that “kickbacks are among a minister’s duties.” The ex New Democracy minister was speaking live to state broadcaster ERT TV when he made this unbelievable statement. As the topic was the Novartis-Gate, Athanasiou was asked whether …

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Swiss Justice Ministry confirms legal aid requests by Greece & USA in Novartis case

Switzerland’s Federal Office of Justice has confirmed it has received two requests for legal assistance from Greece and the United States linked to probes into Novartis and alleged bribes involving the Swiss drugmaker and Greek doctors and public officials. The two requests for legal assistance linked to the Novartis-Greek scandal …

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Consultants charged for bribery to Athens Metro personnel

An Athens prosecutor on Wednesday brought felony bribery charges against two consultants of a joint venture that served as technical advisers for the construction of the Athens metro. According to athensnewsagency, “the charges were filed against the manager of consulting company OMEK and the head of engineering company Lahmeyer and …

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PM Samaras to sue MP Haikalis over attempted bribery claims

The Press office of Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras issued a statement on Friday night, saying the the prime minister will file a law suit against Pavlos Haikalis, the Independent Greeks MP who claimed an attempted bribery. According to Greek media, the statement came within minutes right after private MEGA …

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Nea Dimokratia fights back IndepGreeks’ bribery allegations with …”compromising” picture

Greece’s political kitchen is boiling after Independent Greeks allegations that a middleman attempted to bribe an party MP with 2-3 million euro in order to vote in favor of government presidential candidate Stavros Dimas. After Independent Greeks chairman Panos Kammenos revealed at the press conference that he first met the …

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“Bombshell” shakes Greece: MP claims he was offered €2-3million to vote for President

A bribery “bombshell” shakes Greece, after Independent Greeks MP, Pavlos Chaikalis, claimed that he was offered two to three million euro in order to vote for Greece’s next President. The attempted bribery came by a private person. “I would be given  2-3 million euro in total, 700,000 euro in cash …

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Employees at Financial Crimes Units, FinMinistry and Bank of Greece arrested for blackmailing businessman

Two Financial Crimes Squad (SDOE) employees, a Finance Ministry employee and an employee in the Bank of Greece were arrested in Athens on Monday over bribery and extortion charges, the Greek police department announced on Tuesday. According to a statement released on Tuesday, the case involved a 68-year-old accountant, her …

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Tax inspectors’ director arrested for …bribery

The director of Financial Crimes Units (SDOE) for Western Greece was arrested by Greek police for bribery. The arrest took place after a local businessman filed a complaint that the tax controller was asking him 15,000 euro to lower a tax penalty. Two more tax inspectors were arrested as they …

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