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Court sentences ex SIEMENS executives to up 15 years imprisonment

An Athens Court of Criminal Appeals imposed the maximum sentences to several former top executives of SIEMENS and the Greek telecommunication company OTE as well as to bankers and businessmen involved in the kickbacks scandal. The executives were found guilty of kickbacks and money laundering in order to secure a …

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SIEMENS: Court rules 22 defendants guilty of money laundering, bribery

Fifteen years after the SIEMENS bribes scandal broke out, the Greek Justice ruled that  22 out of 54 defendants in total were guilty of money laundering and bribery. Two of the convicted are fugitives. The Three-Party Court of Felony Appeals ruled on Tuesday that 22 of the defendants were found …

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EX PASOK Minister files lawsuits against prosecutors investigating Novartis

Former PASOK Minister and current KINAL MP, Andreas Loverdos, has filed lawsuits against the Supreme Court prosecutors investigating the Novartis bribery scandal. Early Monday morning, Loverdos filed the lawsuits against Corruption Prosecutor, Eleni Touloupaki, and two assistant prosecutors over their handling of the Novartis case. He accuses the judicial official …

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Novartis-Gate: Prosecutors request lifting of immunity of ex Health Minister Loverdos

The case file for lifting the parliamentary immunity of MP and former PASOK Health Minister Andreas Loverdos is been submitting to the Greek Parliament. Lifting the immunity will facilitate prosecutors investigating the Novartis scandal to call Loverdos to testify. According to media, Loverdos is suspect of having received bribes. The …

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Cashed mother’s pension: SYRIZA EU candidate resigns after public outcry

Aspiring member of the European Parliament, Myrsini Loizou, was forced to resign from the SYRIZA EU elections list, after media reported that she was illegally receiving the pension of her deceased mother for 5.5 years. A public outcry broke out on Friday after two newspapers reported that Loizou was furthermore …

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Golden Visa: Authorities in Greece and China investigate illegal POS transactions

Greek and Chinese authorities investigate illegal payment transactions between a Greek real estate company and Chinese investors who have been targeting residence permission in an EU country via the Golden Visa program. According to Greek media reports on Wednesday, the vice chairman of Greece’s biggest retailer “Jumbo” is investigated for …

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Of “Greek Aryan Race” with a history of 13 million years…

“In this holy place, the prototype, the Euro-Mediterranean type, the Greek, the White, the representative of the Aryan race was born 13 million years ago,” writes Vasileia Stergiopoulou in the introduction of her book “Prehistoric Times” about what she calls the “Greek Aryan Race.” She claims to clarify that “Aryan …

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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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UPD Outrage as wealthy SYRIZA minister Antonopoulou receives 12,000 rental allowance

Alternate Labor Minister Rania Antonopoulou is in the middle of a scandal as she has been receiving a rental allowance of 12,000 euros per year. The allowance has been approved in September 2015, ever since she was appointed Minister in the Greek government. This is a normal procedure if the …

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Novartis-Gate sets Greece’s political arena on fire as those allegedly involved strike back

The revelations of Novartis-Gate and the publishing of the names of two prime ministers and eight ministers from New Democracy and PASOK have set the Greek political landscape on fire. One after the other those former ministers and prime ministers denied any involvement with statements to the media, some spent …

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Prosecutor finds 36 guilty for the Stock Exchange Crash in 1999

An Athens Appellate Court Prosecutor has found 36 people guilty for the infamous “Athens Stock Exchange Crash of 1999” that caused thousands of small investors to have lost their life savings. It has taken 18 years for an Athens Appellate Court Prosecutor, Athina Theodoropoulou, to find guilty 36 individuals implicated …

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Prosecutor investigates Greece’s honorary consul in Brazil over alleged bribes in Car Wash scandal

Corruption prosecutor Eleni Touloupaki ordered on Friday a preliminary investigation into the Greek link of Brazil’s so-called Car Wash graft scandal, involving the country’s state-controlled oil giant Petroleo Brasileiro SA, commonly known as Petrobras. According to amna.gr, the investigation concerns allegations made by Petrobras’ former director of refining and supply, Paulo …

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