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Greece to reduce sentences for financial crimes against the state

Justice Minister Mihalis Kalogirou submitted the draft of a new penal code that reduces sentences for the crimes against the state and re-classifies minor crimes into either violations that are punished with a money penalty or misdemeanors carrying a maximum of five years imprisonment. The Minister also presented a new …

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Ex chief of Church NGO embezzles €5.5million, gets 16 year suspended sentence

The Three-Member Felonies Appeal Court in Athens sentenced the former chief of  the Church NGO “Allileggyi” – Solidarity – to 16 years imprisonment on suspension. Dimitris Fourlemadis was found guilty for embezzlement of 5.5 million euros of public money for charities in third countries.€ According to the court decision, Fourlemadis …

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Authorities needed 13 years to fire a municipality treasurer over €135K embezzlement

It took the state authorities a total of 13 years to manage to fire a treasurer who had embezzled 135.159 euros from the funds of a municipality on the island of Crete. The case started in December 2004, when an audit control discovered a cash deficit of 961.757 euros in …

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Criminal Fraudsters in Greek National Tourism Organization (EOT)

A fraud attempt to extract almost 150,000 euro from Greek National Tourism Organization lead to the arrest of five people, including a former special adviser to ex-GNTO general secretary Nikos Karachalios. The fraud was disclosed when last Friday a woman tried to get a payment for a cheque bearing allegedly …

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Athens Suburb: Why Was a Municipality Police Chief Arrested?

Greek authorities finally caught the responsible for the huge Greek debt: the head of a municipality police in one of the Northern suburbs of Athens. The man was arrested for allegedly embezzlement. The police chief was  filling with gasoline his own motorcycle registering the bill to a municipality police.. motorcycle. “Police …

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(UPD)Tax-man disappears with €2 million from the Tax Office

UPDATE: Two days later, the taxman was detected in the state psychiatric hospital of Dafni. He had gone there after he was informed that his bank accounts were frozen. Probably couldn’t cope with his own failure to make the big deal and go unnoticed. Now justice is after him for …

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