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Dozens of convicted police officers on duty due to …procedures

Over one hundred police officers in Greece have been convicted for serious offenses but they still serve or are active within the police due to pending procedural issues. A total of 107 police officers who have been convicted for serious criminal offenses and are the subject of disciplinary proceedings to …

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Revenge Porn: Convicted for felony with suspended 5-year sentence

The Three-Member Misdemeanor Appeals Court of Thessaloniki in northern Greece has sentenced a well-known TV show co-host to five years in prison for posting explicit videos of his former partner online without her consent, the so-called Revenge Porn. Upon the prosecutor’s recommendation, the court elevated the offense from a misdemeanor …

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Justice for Tyrell Matthews Burton: Cretan court convicts two Britons

A court on the island of Crete found two 25-year-old Britons as guilty of charges of direct and simple complicity for the murder of Tyrell Matthews Burton. The 19-year-old was stabbed to death while on vacation in Malia in 2013. More than six years after the murder, judges and jury …

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Man spends 12 years in prison for a murder he did not commit!

A man spent 12 years in a prison for a murder he had not committed. Now the Appeals Court acquitted the 37-year-old man. Irony of the story: The man is fugitive and was sought by police as he never returned to prison after a furlough in January 2017. And the …

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Ex mayor of Thessaloniki convicted for money laundering & embezzlement of city funds

A Greek court convicted a former mayor of Thessaloniki, the country’s second largest city, of   money laundering related to the embezzlement of city funds and sentenced to eight years in prison. The court verdict on Friday was the second conviction for Vassilis Papageorgopoulos, a former sprinting champion who was mayor …

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Drunk Turkish citizen convicted for illegally entering Greece

The Turkish citizen who illegally entered Greece running through the border crossing of Kastanies  Northeast Greece on Monday was convicted by a local court a day later. The 40-year-old man was convicted to four months suspended prison sentence and a fine of 1,500 euros. He was reportedly under the influence …

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Former ELSTAT chief Georgiou convicted for breach of duty

The Athens Misdemeanors Appeal Court on Tuesday handed a two-year sentence, suspended for three years, to former chief of Greece’s statistical service, ELSTAT, Andreas Georgiou. The court did not recognize any mitigation and imposed the maximum sentence with the prosecutor’s assent. The court found  Georgiou was found guilty on one …

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Artemis Sorras: The man to ‘buy Greece’s debt with $600bn’ sentenced for embezzlement

The man who would save Greece from the debt, the man who claimed he owned $600 billion, Artemis Sorras, has been sentenced to eight years imprisonment without parole on felony charges for embezzlement. A court in Patras, Sorra’s hometown in Peloponnese, sentenced him and his wife in absentia. The arrest …

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