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Supreme Court prosecutor order inquiry into private funding of political parties

Supreme Court prosecutor Xeni Dimitriou ordered a preliminary inquiry into allegations of exorbitant private funding to political parties, Athens news agency amna reports late on Monday. Τhe inquiry takes aim at media reports quoting from the deposition of former PASOK official Theodoros Tsoukatos on a case of SIEMENS bribery scandal. …

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Bomb outside home of Supreme Court prosecutor in Athens

Special teams of anti-terror squads of Greek Police have defused an explosive device left outside the home of Supreme Court deputy prosecutor Isidoros Dogiakos in Vyronas suburb of Athens early Tuesday morning. The bomb was hidden in the trunk of a motorcycle parked outside the prosecutor’s home. Police rushed to …

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Bakari Henderson: Prosecutor asks maximum sentences for 6 defendants

The public prosecutor in the criminal court in Patras asked maximum sentences for six out of nine defendants for the murder of 22-year-old US tourist Bakari Henderosn last year in Zalynthos. According to local media, the prosecutor who leads the trial has asked the maximum sentence for murder with intent …

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Prosecutor investigates leakage of Foreign Ministry “secret funds” distribution

The head of the Prosecutor’s Office of the Athens First Instance Court Court has launched an investigation into the leakage of information with regards to the latest distribution of  “secret funds” by the Foreign Ministry. A day after the resignation of Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias, a news website published information …

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20 high-ranking officials testify to prosecutor over deadly blaze in July

Regional and local government officials, former chiefs in charge of Police, the Fire Service and as well as members of the Coast Guard, a total of 21 people started arriving at the prosecutor’s office in Athens on Tuesday morning. In presence of their lawyers, the officials have to answer questions …

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Folli Follie “cooked books” for ten years, says prosecutor

A prosecutor in Athens referred to indications of fraud in the balance sheets of 18 Folli Follie subsidiaries dating back to 2007, in requesting the freezing of bank accounts and safe deposit boxes belonging to the embattled company’s principal owners, the Koutsolioutsos family, and board members. According to naftemporiki, economic …

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Turkish prosecutor threatens Greek soldiers with up to 2 years imprisonment

The news about the two Greek soldiers in the hands of Turkish authorities are not promising.  Information leaked by court sources in Greece’s neighboring country indicates that lieutenant Aggelos Mitretodis and sergeant Dimitris Kouklatzis are facing a prison sentence of up to two years. Although officially no charges have been …

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Prosecutor orders investigation into death of bullying victim

Athens prosecutor has ordered an urgent investigation into the circumstances that led a 15-year-old boy into suicide. The boy had left a note accusing six of  his friends and classmates of bullying him. The boy was found hanging on the balcony of his parents home in Argyroupoli suburb of south …

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Vodafone manager Tsalikidis death in 2005 “was murder, not suicide” prosecutor finds

Thirteen years after the death of  Vodafone executive Kostas Tsalikidis, prosecutor has found that he was a victim of “a criminal action” rather that he had committed suicide. Justice has pressed homicide charges against one or more unknown persons  39-year-old Tsalikidis was found hanging in his apartment in March 9, …

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Felony charges against ex Golden Dawn MP for “preparations of High Treason acts”

In fast track procedures a prosecutor in Athens pressed felony charges against the now ex Golden Dawn Mo, Konstantinos Barbarousis, for “preparing acts of high treason.” Prosecutor Giorgos Kaloudis completed the investigation commissioned by Greece’s Supreme Court on Friday afternoon. Investigation was completed in fast track, in less than 8 …

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Novartis: Prosecutor orders opening of bank accounts for 10 politicians allegedly involved

Rapid developments in the scandal around Swiss pharmaceutical Novartis, as corruption prosecutor asks banks in Greece to open the accounts of ten politicians, former prime ministers and ministers, allegedly involved in the scandal as well as the accounts of their spouses and adult children. In a letter to all Greek …

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Prosecutor says ex PASOK minister “guilty” of money laundering over Siemens sponsorship

A prosecutor on Monday proposed that former PASOK minister Tasos Mandelis be found guilty of money laundering in relation to the sum of 450,00 German Marks (about 230,000 euros) that he is alleged to have received from German company Siemens for securing an OTE Telecom contract in 1997. Following a …

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Prosecutor appeals court decision to acquit Bishop Amvrosios of homophobic rant

A prosecutor of the misdemeanors court in Aigio, western Greece, has appealed an earlier court decision to acquit bishop Amvrosios, on the charge of inciting hatred against homosexuals. The controversial bishop of Kalavryta most likely will find himself back to the court room. That decision had cleared Amvrosios of violating …

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Corruption prosecutor to re-open file on flue vaccines

The office of corruption prosecutor submitted to the Greek Parliament on Friday a file on the supply of influenza vaccines in the period 2009-2010, as the investigation has come across the name of politicians, sources told athensnewsagency. The health minister during the period in question was the current European Commissioner …

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Energy businessman, ex PPC chief face charges for kickbacks

Greek prosecuting authorities pressed criminal charges of bribery and money-laundering against a former CEO of the Public Power Corporation, Stergios Nezis, and businessman Evangelos Mytilineos on Wendesday. The charges concern a bribe of 250,000 euros allegedly accepted by Nezis in order to award METKA, a Mytilineos Group company, a contract …

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PAOK owner Savvidis apologizes for Sunday incident, sports prosecutor investigates

PAOK owner Ivan Savvidis uploaded an apology statement on the website of PAOK FC on Tuesday. “I wish to apologize to all PAOK supporters, Greek fans and the international football community,” Savvidis writes. ” I feel sorry for what happened. I had absolutely no right to enter the pitch the …

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