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Local fraudster cheats tourists demanding entrance fee for cave Church by Chania

Police in Chania, Crete, arrested a 39-year-old man for cheating foreign tourists and demanding a fee for entrance to a church.  The local resident of Chania would stand outside the cave church of Agia Sophia by Topolia village in South Kissamos. He would approach foreign tourists who were unaware that …

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How Greeks end up in sham jobs in the Czech Republic

A large number of employment agencies have been hiring cheap labor across Europe. But many Greeks have fallen victim to high expectations and fraudulent recruitment deals.   Like most Greeks, Nikos Varthimiadis is bust. Bad debts ruined his bakery last year, pushing the middle-aged man and father of three into …

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Doctor found to have worked in public hospital for 17 years without diploma

For whole seventeen years he has been examining patients, diagnosing illness and ailments and prescribing medicine and therapies.  He had been appointed to the public General Hospital of Kavala, Northern Greece, in 2001. He was supposed to have been a general practitioner. Now he has been fired. Authorities found out …

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“Hellas Gold is fraud and money laundering”: Minister Kammenos escalates dispute with Eldorado Gold

The crisis between the Greek government Canadian mining Eldorado Gold and its Greek subsidiary Hellas Gold moved to a new level of escalation on Thursday, when the junior partner of the coalition government accused the Greek subsidiary of  “fraud” and “money laundering.” The claims came from other than the leader …

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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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Nigerian arrested in Athens: $10mn fraud for Belgian Wall Street trader for an island called “Greece”

Greek police arrested  Nigerian man wanted for cheating a Belgian trader over 10 million dollars. The 56-year-old man from Nigeria, Ali Kassem Soobhe, was arrested in the suburb of Voula in south-east Athens on Thursday. There was a European arrest warrant against him issued by French authorities. The fraud Soobhe …

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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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Greek Police: NGO illegally obtained €9million public money for de-mining projects

An incredible case of fraud and money laundering has been revealed after 20 months of police investigation.  A Greek Non Governmental Organization (NGO) established with the purpose of carrying out de-mining projects in several countries has received a total of 9 million euro in public money and used the money …

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Famous Greek designer Michalis Aslanis found dead; suicide speculation

One of Greece’s most beloved fashion designers Michalis Aslanis is dead. He was found in his apartment in Kolonaki in Athens on Wednesday noon by one of his assistants.  Greek media speculate that Michalis Aslanis had committed suicide due to economic problems. An autopsy will determine the exact cause of …

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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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$600 Billion Offer to Buy Greek Debt – END of Story…

Finally, there is some official reaction  to the offer of alleged Diaspora Greeks to buy the Greek Debt with the mythical donation of 600 billion US-dollars. After several weeks with Greek-American Emmanuil Lambrakis going around, speaking to television channels and inviting journalists to press conferences, creating false hopes to debt-ridden and broke citizens …

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Big Scale Match-Fixing Scandal Blows and Sweeps Greek Soccer

A legal file with 93,000 pages, powerful names of local soccer officials,  at least 90 suspects and 41 fixed matches are reportedly involved the big scale scandal that sweeps through the Greek soccer and shakes the county. Presidents of Football Clubs, referees, soccer players and bookmakers they give the jack of the porsecutors’ door in …

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Gasoline Fraud: the Party goes on…

 We have seen this film before… That gasoline stations owners cheat their customers by tank filling. Now a research conducted by the Athens Polytechnic University found out that 10% of the pumps at service stations are “tweaked”. The Ministry of Development seems to agree with the findings even though the …

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