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Prosecutor files charges against officials for deadly Mandra flash floods of 2017

The Athens Prosecutor’s Office filed four charges of misdemeanor against nine individuals – including Attica Governor Rena Dourou and mayors of regional towns – for the deadly flash flood in Mandra, western Attica, sixteen months ago in November 2017, which claimed the lives of 25 people. According to the prosecutor’s …

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20 charged for the wildfire in Mati that claimed 100 lives in July 2018

Greek authorities have charged 20 people with negligence in connection with the country’s deadliest wildfire in decades, which killed 100 and devastated the seaside town of Mati near Athens last year. Court officials say the suspects include the greater Athens regional authority chief, Rena Dourou, the mayors of Mati and …

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Businessman Lavrentiadis faces new criminal charges over debt to public supplier

Once-influential Greek businessman Lavrentis Lavrentiadis faces new criminal charges after an Athens prosecutor accused him of committing fraud to the detriment of the state. Along with another 11 individuals, Lavrentiadis is being accused by an Athens prosecutor in connection with alleged damages against the Public Gas Corporation (DEPA) amounting to …

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Lesvos prosecutor files against 30 NGO members facilitating migrants trafficking

Greek authorities have struck a blow to a NGO suspected to have been involved in facilitating the illegal arrivals of refugees and migrants to the islands of Lesvos and Samos. The NGO was mainly operating on the island of Lesvos and the hot spot of Moria. Investigation that has lasted …

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Vodafone manager Tsalikidis death in 2005 “was murder, not suicide” prosecutor finds

Thirteen years after the death of  Vodafone executive Kostas Tsalikidis, prosecutor has found that he was a victim of “a criminal action” rather that he had committed suicide. Justice has pressed homicide charges against one or more unknown persons  39-year-old Tsalikidis was found hanging in his apartment in March 9, …

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Greek police arrests 13 Greeks, one Albanian on “terror funding” charges

In a large scale operation, the counter-terror department of the Greek police has arrested 14 people on charges of funding a terror organization and money laundering. The operation was launched in the early morning hours of Tuesday in Attica and in regions outside the Greek capital, although exact locations have …

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Olympiakos FC owner Marinakis cleared of match-fixing charges

Nottingham Forest and Olympiakos owner Evangelos Marinakis has been cleared of forming a match-fixing ring in Greece by the country’s Supreme Court, but may still face a bribery charge. Greek media report the bribery allegations relating to match manipulation have been referred to a judicial council to determine whether or …

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Shipowner and football clubs owner Marinakis charged with drug trafficking

Greek shipowner, football club and media owner Vangelis Marinakis has been prosecuted with felony charges for drug trafficking, smuggling and financing a criminal organization, Greek and international media reported on Friday.  50-year-old tycoon Marinakis is among others owner of Greek football giant Olympiacos Piraeus FC and the co-owner of UK’s …

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Energy businessman, ex PPC chief face charges for kickbacks

Greek prosecuting authorities pressed criminal charges of bribery and money-laundering against a former CEO of the Public Power Corporation, Stergios Nezis, and businessman Evangelos Mytilineos on Wendesday. The charges concern a bribe of 250,000 euros allegedly accepted by Nezis in order to award METKA, a Mytilineos Group company, a contract …

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Greece’s authorities bring terrorism charges against 9 Turks

Greek authorities brought terrorism charges against nine suspects, Turkish nationals of Kurdish origin. They were arrested in raids operation in three houses on Tuesday, just a week before the official visit of  Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to Athens. An Athens prosecutor also charged the eight men and one woman …

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Olympiakos, Nottingham Forest boss Marinakis to face trial on match fixing

A Greek court ruled on Wednesday that Olympiakos and Nottingham Forest owner Vangelis Marinakis is to face trial on charges of match fixing in Greece. The 49-year-old shipping magnate  and media boss is the most prominent among 28 people who will be put on trial on felony charges following a …

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Prosecutor brings six felony charges against parcel-bombs suspect

A prosecutor brought numerous felony charges against a 29-year-old man who was arrested by anti-terror police on Saturday in connection to the parcel bomb attack against former prime minister Lucas Papademos and the letter bombs sent to other EU officials earlier this year. The six charges involve forming and participating …

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Former ATE Bank executives charged for loans without collateral and guarantees

Greece’s corruption prosecutor has brought criminal charges against 30 former executives of the now defunct Agricultural Bank of Greece (ATE) for approving loans over a 10-year period to construction company ATTIKAT as well as to a private citizen who did not meet the necessary requirements. The cost incurred by the …

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