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Ex director of Greek Red Cross arrested over 3.2mnDM by German company

Former director of Greek Red Cross and of affiliated Errikos Dynan Hospital, Andreas Martinis, was arrested on Monday night together with this wife. The two face felony charges on embezzlement and money laundering and having accepted a bribe of 3.5 million DM in 1998 by a German company. According to …

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Greek arms dealer arrested for suspected bribes & money laundering for Ericsson’s ERIEYE

He was a kind of “national supplier” for defense systems, when Greece was ‘rich’ and was acquiring tanks, missiles, helicopters and other essential armament equipemnt as if there was no tomorrow. Businessman and retired army officer Thomas Liakoynakos,67, was arrested on Monday night in his home in a noble suburb …

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Greece’s Price List for kickbacks: 2% – 23% for public officials

Greece’s public officials had apparently turned the kickbacks collection into a “science”, while an unofficial but institutionalize price list could cut a nice portion from the total pie for private pockets. Under the hand. Illegally. Tax-free. The bribes percentage was something between 2% and shocking 23% depending on the sector …

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German companies paid €62m in bribes for defense contracts

A new scandal alleging bribes totaling €62 million paid for armament contracts have been revealed by Deputy Defense Minister Nikos Toskas. The case involves two German companies, 12 Germans and unspecified number of Greek officials in the Defense Ministry.  Talking to To Kokkino FM on Friday, Toskas revealed that there …

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Former PASOK Minister to return €230K in SIEMENS bribes

Former Transportation Minister Tasos Mantelis (PASOK) has decided to return the money he is being accused to have received as bribe by SIEMENS in order to receive reduced punishment. According to Greek media, Mantelis has declared to give 450,000 DM (230,000 euro) to public revenues office in order to enjoy favorable …

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Bribes Alert! Opposition MP claims, she was offered €3mln to vote for Greece’s next President

Stavroula Xoulidou, a lawmaker from right-wing Independent Greeks party, claimed that she was offered 3 million euro to vote for Greece’s next President. Xoulidou made her claims during a late night show on Tuesday short after party president Panos Kammenos had claimed that there were attempts from the side of …

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Radio Sweden: “Whistleblower: Ericsson bribed Greek policymakers”

Telecommunications giant Ericsson has paid over 10 million euro to an agent in connection with a large defense deal in Greece, Swedish State Radio sverigeSRradio (Radio Sweden) reported on Wednesday. According to former Ericsson employee Liss Olof Nenzell, the payments were handled through a middle man and started beginning of …

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1:3 Greek public hospital doctors have huge assets – tax free –

Surprise? Certainly not! Every Greek and foreigner living in Greece has been known for years, in not for decades, that one has to put several banknotes in an envelope (fakelaki) and discretely hand it to the doctor of a public hospital. Now the financial Crimes Units (SDOE) have found out …

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Ex Defense Ministry official admitted bribes $16 million. Yes, he is Greek…

Former PM Papandreou may had been right, when he claimed in the pre-election period in September 2009 “there is money”. Stupidly enough the Greek voters believed there there was money in the state registers to be distributed to the people. However, obviously enough, the money was (and still is) in …

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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 …

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Court finds ex Defense Minister Tsochatzopoulos guilty on all ‘golden bribes’ charges

An Athens Court found former Defense Minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos guilty on all charges. According to the verdict on Monday morning, Tsochatzopoulos has been found guilty for the offense of money laundering from illegal activity and thus ‘by profession’. Akis Tsochatzopoulo, 74, has been found guilty of having received bribes in …

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Deputy mayor of Chaidari arrested for extortion of local canteen owner

In cooperation with a victim of blackmail, Greek police arrested one of the deputy mayors of Chaidari suburb in Western Athens.  Marios Liakopoulos,45,  is to face charges on blackmail and bribes. According to Greek media, Liakopoulos was in charge of ‘operating licences’ for canteens, shops and other businesses and that …

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SD: German Railways (Deutsche Bahn) bribed Greek authorities

German Railways (Deutsche Bahn) shut down its office in Athens due to a bribe scandal, German daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung reports on Tuesday. Citing investigation findings from the prosecutor’s office in Frankfurt, SD notes that “Deutsche Bahn subsidiary in Greece is said to have “diverted” 315,000 euro to bribe contract givers.” …

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