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14 arrested, incl. 9 public officials, for extorting business owners in downtown Athens

Authorities in Athens dismantled a criminal organization extorting business owners in the city’s center to avoid administrative fines and inspections. Police have arrested 14 people, including nine public officials and members of the municipality police. The suspects face multiple charges, including forming a criminal organization, extortion, and bribery. It is …

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Tax officers arrested for extorting money from local businessmen

Police arrested seven tax officers including the director and deputy director of a branch in Halkida for setting up a criminal organization that extorted local businessmen. Police officers handcuffed the director, the deputy director and five employees after a check carried out by a group of internal affairs officials following …

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Historic verdict: Golden Dawn is a “criminal organization” – Live Blog

Large crowds of people have gathered outside the Appeals court in downtown Athens on Wednesday morning, awaiting for the verdict of the neo-nazi Golden Dawn party. Five and a half years after the trial started and 453 sessions, the moment for the judges to announce the decision that will write …

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New charges against Sorras: Leader of criminal organization, fraud, money laundering and others

The self-proclaimed billionaire and now fugitive Artemis Sorras has been charged with fraud and running a criminal organization. The office of prosecutor in Athens published a long list of charges against Artemis Sorras and seven of his close associates on Tuesday. The list of charges reportedly contain “half of the …

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Greek police arrests 18 people involved in Forex Market fraud, having scammed at least $35 million

A well-organized fraud, a criminal organization that had spread its operation into several countries. The profit at least 35 million USD and 3 million euro over a period of ten years. Among the victims is a well-known Greek businessman. After a police investigation that lasted more than 6 months, Greeks …

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“Well-known Greek shipowner” accused by prosecutor to head criminal racket

The man is well-known in Greece. In fact, he become broadly known when he invested in several media outlets almost a decade ago. Before this, hardly any Greek knew the young and very successful shipowner – apart from his colleagues shipowners, of course. Two years ago, the said man had …

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BBC: The price list of Golden Dawn – offering services similar to organized crime

Leader of  Golden Dawn Nikos Michaloliakos is in custody facing charges of being the leader of a criminal organization. In jail pending trial are also two party MPs, whiel three other MPs were released on bail. The decision of Greek government to crack down the extreme-right party on charges of …

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