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Ex Defense Minister Papantoniou remanded in custody for bribes in frigates contract

After a marathon deposition of 20 hours, former Defense Minister Yiannos Papantoniou was remanded in custody late on Tuesday. Handcuffs were passed also to his wife Stavroula Kourakou. Both face charges for money laundering of 2.800.000 Swiss Francs (2.4 million euros) from kickbacks from the time he was Defense Minister …

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Ex Health Minister says he was offered kickbacks by pharma for vaccines

Former New Democracy Health Minister, Giorgos Sourlas, said he was offered kickbacks by a pharmaceutical company in order to market vaccines. Speaking to state ERT TV, the former minister said he was offered 500 million Drachmas* in order to market last generation vaccines for hepatitis. “It happened once, I was …

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Ex Defense Minister Tsochatzopoulos released from prison after 5 years

The five-member Court of Appeals for Felonies decided to release from prison former PASOK Defense Minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos due to health reasons.Akis Tsochatzopoulos was convicted to 20 years imprisonment for bribes and money laundering. Total time he spent in prison is five years. By a majority of three to two …

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More than €4million in ‘kickbacks’ money returned to Greek state

More than four million euros in “kickbacks” money have been transferred to a bank account of the Greek government in January. The money is part of kickbacks paid for procurement of armament programs. Minister of Justice Stavros Kontonis said that the total amount of €4,313,675 has been transferred to the …

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Greece’s Price List for kickbacks: 2% – 23% for public officials

Greece’s public officials had apparently turned the kickbacks collection into a “science”, while an unofficial but institutionalize price list could cut a nice portion from the total pie for private pockets. Under the hand. Illegally. Tax-free. The bribes percentage was something between 2% and shocking 23% depending on the sector …

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Parliament refers LAOS Karatzaferis to prosecutor over assets in offshore

Finance Audit Committee of Greek Parliament unnanymously decided to refer right-populist LAOS President  Giwrgos Karatzaferis to justice for false assets declaration, illegally acquired assets and illegal participation in off-shore companies. Furthermore, the audit committee calls for immediate return of the money to the State, as he was unable to justify …

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