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Top prosecutor seeks retrial for ex chief of Greece’s ELSTAT

A Greek supreme court prosecutor has called for the retrial of the country’s former statistics chief, convicted a year ago for alleged breach of duty in a highly politicized case. Andreas Georgiou had appealed against the lower court’s decision, which gave him a suspended two-year prison sentence. Earlier, another court …

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A Eurogroup without whining about a Greek ‘something’ is half the joy…

As if we did not have enough trouble with the oil spill, a long-time-not-seen Eurogroup meeting took place in Tallinn, Estonia, today. Greece’s lenders came together to catch up with the struggling country. Top on the agenda was the implementation of the Greek program and the third review. Eurogroup head …

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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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Prosecutor requests guilty verdict for ex ELSTAT chief Georgiou

A three-member Appeals Court will rule on Tuesday over a breach of duty charge raised against the former head of Greece’s statistical bureau (ELSTAT), Andreas Georgiou. The court concluded today’s session after the prosecutor requested a guilty verdict, accepting the charges filed against the former chief statistician. According to the …

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Ex PASOK Minister Mantelis, ex SIEMENS Executive guilty of money laundering

An Appeals Court on Friday found guilty former Transport and Communications minister Tassos Mantelis of money laundering in the Siemens kickbacks case. Following a lengthy procedure, the judges unanimously ruled that the 450,000 German marks found in Mandelis’ best man bank account which were deposited by the German company was …

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ELSTAT chief to face felony charges over inflated Greek deficit in 2009

Greek economic prosecutors are seeking felony charges against the former president of the Greek Statistics Authority Andreas Georgiou over  upwards manipulation of the Greek deficit in 2009 and thus with the aim to push the country into the IMF bailout mechanism. Apart from Georgiou  felony charges are also to be raised against the …

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Greek Statistics Criminal Probe – ELSTAT Chief to Testify

We in Greece are used to read and write about cases dragged from week to week, from month to month and from year to year. Such a case is the allegedly falsified budget deficit of 2009, that was apparently revised upwards in order to force Greece to take harsh austerity measures. Last September …

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