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Self-proclaimed “national prosecutor” & far-right group member sentenced

A court in Thessaloniki, northern Greece, sentenced a 59-year-old man, a self-proclaimed “national prosecutor” and “army general”, to 10 months suspended prison sentence and a fine of 500 euros. The man presented himself on social media as “national prosecutor” and a career military man with hunting rifles at his possession …

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Volos: Mother sentenced for stealing milk for her baby

Α young mother was caught stealing milk from supermarkets in Volos, central Greece. The 30-year-old woman told police that she had no money to feed her baby and she was forced to steal to ensure the baby’s survival. She was sentenced to 20 days prison, with 3 years suspension. Within …

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Ex SYRIZA Minister, businessman guilty over TV license auction

In a unanimous decision Friday a Special Court found former SYRIZA minister Nikos Pappas guilty of dereliction of duty over the handling of a 2016 television license tender. Guilty was found also businessman Christos Kalogritsas for the crime of moral turpitude in the breach of duty of Pappas. The Special …

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Thief of three masterpieces from National Gallery sentenced

A 50-year-old Greek painter/decorator was sentenced to a 6-year suspended prison sentence on Friday for stealing three artworks from the National Gallery in Athens ten years ago. Having remained elusive for years but eventually arrested in 2021, the man had then confessed he was the perpetrator of the theft of …

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Mammoth sentence for “quack doctor”: 8 times life plus another 50 years in prison

One of the biggest sentences in the Greek judicial system was imposed to the “quack doctor” responsible for the death of seven cancer patients. The Mixed Jury Court in Athens sentenced 50-year-old Nikolaos Kontostathis to 8 times life, 50 years imprisonment and 327,000 euro fine. The sentences cover the charges …

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Six people sentenced in retrial of Bakari Henderson’s murder on Zakynthos

Six people charged with the beating death of US citizen Bakari Henderson at Laganas on the island of Zakynthos in July 2017 were found guilty by a second-level court on Friday. Five defendants were found guilty of intended fatal bodily harm, and one was found guilty of fatal bodily harm. …

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Greece condemns Turkey for conviction of Osman Kavala, calls for immediate release

Greece has condemned Turkey’s decision to convict activist and philanthropist Osman Kavala to life imprisonment and thus without parole. In a statement posted on Twetter by the Foreign Ministry on Wednesday, Athens called for Kavala’s immediate release, adding that the “decision stands in stark contrast with the international obligations Turkey …

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Appeals court suspends prison sentence of ex-Golden Dawn MP

A Greek appeals court has suspended the six-year prison sentence of former Golden Dawn MP Nikos Michos. With the ruling, which was issued despite the prosecutor’s recommendation that Michos remain in jail, the former neo-Nazi deputy will imminently be released from the high-security Domokos prison in central Greece until the …

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Ex Hospital director gets 7-year suspended sentence for ‘free treatment’ to prominent Greeks

Former chairman of Henry Dunant Hospital, Andreas Martinis, was sentenced to 7 years suspended imprisonment after burdening the hospital with 1.75 million euros for free treatments he offered to prominent individuals He used the funds aiming to needy, offering to “prominent” patients without financial problems expensive examinations and staying in …

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Ex chief of Church NGO embezzles €5.5million, gets 16 year suspended sentence

The Three-Member Felonies Appeal Court in Athens sentenced the former chief of  the Church NGO “Allileggyi” – Solidarity – to 16 years imprisonment on suspension. Dimitris Fourlemadis was found guilty for embezzlement of 5.5 million euros of public money for charities in third countries.€ According to the court decision, Fourlemadis …

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Court sentences 7 top PPC unionists for fraud: 3 to 5 years on suspension

A Three-Members Appeals Court in Athens sentenced seven top unionists of Greece’s Public Power Corporation union GENOP-DEH to 3 to 5 years imprisonment for the so-called “Golden Subsidies,” according to which the union would be granted thousands of euro that was spent in luxurious travels and other . The court …

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Three men sentenced for Boutaris attack, however, on suspension or bail

The Misdemeanor court in Thessaloniki found guilty three men for the attack against the mayor of Thessaloniki, Yiannis Boutaris. The court sentenced one 20-eyar-old and a 36-year-old to 14 months imprisonment and the second 20-year-old to 21 months. The sentence is suspended for 3 years for the two 20-year-olds. There …

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