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Pimping of 12-year-old in Kolonos: Outrage after prosecutor proposes acquittal on rape charges for main defendant

Outrage on social media in Greece, after the prosecutor requested the acquittal of 55-year-old businessman Ilias Michos of charges alleging the rape of a 12-year-old girl in downtown Kolonos district of Athens, as well as the charges of coercive pimping and collection of prostitution earnings, citing insufficient evidence. In contrast, …

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EU Public Prosecutor summons 25 Greeks to testify on suspicion of mismanaging railroad contract funding

Over 25 people involved in the ErgOSE Contract 717 on signaling and tele-management on the Greek railroad network have been summoned by the European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO) to testify as suspects of fraud. The office, which has prosecutorial authority over the misuse of EU funding, also sent a case …

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Greece’s chief prosecutor says he would have stopped audit into communications company

In an interview at the Delphi Economic Forum,the chief prosecutor of Greece’s Supreme Court, Isidoros Dogiakos,said on the wiretapping scandal, that had he knew the Independent Anti-Corruption Commission (ADAE) was checking biggest telecommunications company in the country, the OTE, he would had prevented it. “The opinion of the prosecutor of …

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Supreme Court prosecutor’s threats on wiretapping triggers outcry in legal community

The prosecutor of the Supreme Court Isidoros Dogiakos, threatens the members of the independent Authority for Communication Security and Privacy (ADAE) with prison sentences if they continue the checks on mobile phone providers for the surveillance. Independent Authority for Communication Security and Privacy (ADAE) no longer has the authority to …

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Prosecutor orders investigation into Agia Pelagia deadly flood; Anti-flood project under scrutiny

The deadly flood where two people died in Agia Pelagia on the island of Crete has triggered the intervention of the local judicial authorities that ordered an urgent preliminary investigation. The head of the Prosecutor’s Office of Heraklion, Thanasis Galina, ordered on Monday an urgent preliminary examination for the deadly …

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Prosecutor demands Jack Fenton’ s toxicology results, lifting his phone privacy

The public prosecutor in Athens investigating the helicopter incident where British national Jack Fenton found a tragic death demands the results of the toxicological tests of the victim’s blood and lifting of his mobile phone privacy. Athens District Attorney Ioakim Kasotakis is looking for important information on the causes of …

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From Novartis-scandal to Novartis-gate, when gov’t officials spread fake news

Prominent justice reporter Ioanna Mandrou complained in a shocking denouncement on Friday about “an organized disinformation plan to court editors” regarding the impeachment of former SYRIZA deputy Justice Minister and the prosecutor who had investigated the Novartis scandal in Greece. “With an unanimous decision, ex deputy Justice Minister Dimitris Papaggelopoulos …

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Prosecutor to investigate alleged surveillance of Greek journalist Thanasis Koukakis

The head of the Athens Prosecutor’s Office ordered on Monday a preliminary investigation into the alleged surveillance of Greek journalist Thanasis Koukakis financial editor of CNN Greece and regular contributor to local and international media outlets. Chief prosecutor Sotiria Papageorgopoulou ordered the investigation following reports by investigative media Inside Story …

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Supreme Court fires one judge, one prosecutor for massive delays in handling dozen of cases

The Disciplinary Plenum of Greece’s Supreme Court fired one judge and one public prosecutor for “inadequacy” in performing their duties, due to massive delays in issuing court rulings. The Plenum also temporarily suspended the presiding judge of a first-instance court for six months for unjustified absences from her post. Since …

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Ex President Christos Sartzetakis dies at 92; known for investigating murder of MP Lambrakis

Former Greek president Christos Sartzetakis passed away at the age of 92 after long hospitalization. He was widely known for rigorously investigating the 1963 murder of left-wing MP Grigoris Lambrakis by right-wing extremists. Sartzetakis had been treated for pneumonia in the intensive care unit of Laiko General Hospital since December …

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ICU for VIP: Health minister refers Hospital Workers Unionist to prosecutor

Greece’s health minister Thanos Plevris said early Thursday morning that he will refer the president of hospital workers union (POEDIN) to the prosecutor for the claims that public hospitals reserve beds in Intensive Care Units exclusively for Covid-patients who are Very Important Persons. Short time later, state broadcaster ERT reported …

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Caroline Crouch murder: Prosecutor seeks highest punishment for husband

“He had no scruple about his act although she was the mother of his child,” the prosecutor dealing with the murder of Caroline Crouch noted, among others, in his trial recommendation for 33-year-old husband Babis Anagnostopoulos. In his 21-page long recommendation to the Judicial Council, prosecutor Giorgos Noulis, proposed to …

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Prosecutor on Mati fires: “Lack of coordination, ineffective cooperation, incompetence, criminal mistakes”

A prosecutor investigating the causes of the deadly wildfire in Mati and eastern Attica in July 2018 proposed on Tuesday that a total of 27 people should stand trial for criminal negligence and omissions of state mechanisms and local authorities that led to the deaths of more than 100 people …

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Prosecutor in Thessaloniki investigates “anti-vaxxer” priest

A public prosecutor in Thessaloniki has opened an investigation against a priest who is allegedly advising church goers not to get vaccinated against Covid-19. The inquiry opened after a local news website reported on the priest, whome the parishioners denounced a “anti-vaxxer.” Citing local parishioners and residents, the story reports …

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Prosecutor investigates death of Covid-patient who refused intubation

The public prosecutor in Athens has launched investigation into the death of a 54-year-old woman, a Covid-19 patient, who refused intubation while in the Intensive Care Unit and sought legal assistance to support her case with posts on social media. However, in the end, the patient was intubated and died. …

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The Nursing Home of Horror: Prosecutor investigates death of 68 elderly in Chania

Appalling conditions in a nursing home in Chania may have lead to the deaths of 68 to 72 elderly. Excessive use of sedatives and ill-treatment nearing torture. Elderly left to starve, tied in their beds, often beaten by personnel. Filth and negligence and accommodation in the basement for those paying …

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