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SIEMENS bribes: Athens court finds ex PASOK minister Mantelis guilty of money laundering

A never ending legal story finally ended  – or not? A criminal appeals court in Athens found former PASOK Transportation Minister, Tassos Mantelis, guilty of money laundering for having accepted bribes of 450,000 DM (230,000 euros) by SIEMENS. The court, however, lowered  the prison sentence imposed on him to five …

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Greek police arrests 13 Greeks, one Albanian on “terror funding” charges

In a large scale operation, the counter-terror department of the Greek police has arrested 14 people on charges of funding a terror organization and money laundering. The operation was launched in the early morning hours of Tuesday in Attica and in regions outside the Greek capital, although exact locations have …

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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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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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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 arms dealer arrested for suspected bribes & money laundering for Ericsson’s ERIEYE

He was a kind of “national supplier” for defense systems, when Greece was ‘rich’ and was acquiring tanks, missiles, helicopters and other essential armament equipemnt as if there was no tomorrow. Businessman and retired army officer Thomas Liakoynakos,67, was arrested on Monday night in his home in a noble suburb …

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German banks urge Cypriots to transfer money – Is Berlin collecting the money fleeing the European South?

It comes as many suspected: German banks try to take advantage of the economic crisis in the European  South. A Cypriot received an e-mail by a German Advisory Bureau offering him the opportunity to move his deposits to German banks with an interest rate of 3.0-4.0% for deposits over 50,000 …

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Greek Businessman Accused of Bribery in TOR-M1 Found Dead in Indonesia

Vlassis Kambouroglou, 60, managing director of Drumilan International has been found dead on Saturday in his hotel room in Jakarta, Indonesia. In a story that reads like a modern times novel written together by John Le Carre and Graham Greene, some Greek media claim that Kambouroglou had committed suicide while …

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Real News: SDOE Probes Three Former Ministers for Money Laundering

A ‘mega bomb’ exploded on Saturday in Athens when a weekly newspaper with front page “Testimony Burns 3 Ministers” claimed that two former ministers and the current parliament speaker have been alledgedly involved in money laundering scandal.   In its exclusive story Real News  refers to the written testimony of a real estate …

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“Rocco” is Here to Stay….

Tasos Mantelis, ex Greek Minister ‘sponshored’ by SIEMENS, has not left for Azerbaijan, where he works as  Chief  Advisor at the TACIS Project. Tasos Mantelis is among us.  I just saw him on ALTER TV. He said he will stay in Greece. But even  if he would like to leave , this …

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