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Parents on Rhodes sentenced and fined for not sending child to school

A 35-year-old man and a 33-year-old woman were handed a suspended 14-month prison term and fined 3,000 euros each by a court in Rhodes for not sending their 8-year-old child to primary school due to the pandemic. The parents were convicted of violating the law on compulsory attendance at kindergarten, …

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Spanish student sentenced in Greece over lockdown party

A Spanish exchange student in Greece has been given a suspended sentence and fined for violating lockdown measures and hosting a party with dozens of guests in the northern city of Thessaloniki. The 21-year-old woman was arrested in the early hours of Wednesday after neighbors alerted authorities. All 52 guests …

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Athens Court sentences teacher for not wearing mask in classroom

The Three-Member Criminal Court in Athens sentenced to 12-month imprisonment a teacher for not wearing a mask in the classroom violating the state rules and setting students’ and colleagues’ lives at risk. The teacher at a vocational lyceum in Ilioupolis suburb of Athens was arrested on October 23 following complaints …

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Harry Maguire found guilty by court in Syros, gets suspended sentence

Manchester United captain Harry Maguire has been given a suspended sentence of 21 months and 10 days in prison after his trial on the Greek island of Syros on Tuesday. The England defender, 27, was found guilty of repeated bodily harm, attempted bribery, violence against public employees and insult after …

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Lugman murder: Court recognizes racist motive, sentences attackers to 21 years each

A Greek court of appeals sentence two defendants to 21 years and 5 months imprisonment for the murder of 27-year-old Pakistani laborer Shehzad Lugman in Petralona suburb of Athens in January 2013. It is the first time a Greek court recognizes a racially-motivated crime against life. The court handed down …

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Ex ND MP sentenced for pedophilia, he speaks of “judicial error”

With a majority of votes, a court in Athens sentenced a former lawmaker from conservative New Democracy for pedophilia. The ex MP says court decision is a “judicial error.” The court did not acknowledge him with any mitigating measures and imposed a total imprisonment of 28 months on suspension and …

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Volunteer firefighter sentenced for setting wildfire in Samos last week

A 45-year-old volunteer firefighter was sentenced to eight months imprisonment on 3-year suspension for a wildfire in Kontakeika area on the island of Samos last week. Last Thursday evening, the man had reportedly informed the volunteer firefighters units of the island about a fire in the area. He furthermore claimed …

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Former ELSTAT chief Georgiou convicted for breach of duty

The Athens Misdemeanors Appeal Court on Tuesday handed a two-year sentence, suspended for three years, to former chief of Greece’s statistical service, ELSTAT, Andreas Georgiou. The court did not recognize any mitigation and imposed the maximum sentence with the prosecutor’s assent. The court found  Georgiou was found guilty on one …

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Artemis Sorras: The man to ‘buy Greece’s debt with $600bn’ sentenced for embezzlement

The man who would save Greece from the debt, the man who claimed he owned $600 billion, Artemis Sorras, has been sentenced to eight years imprisonment without parole on felony charges for embezzlement. A court in Patras, Sorra’s hometown in Peloponnese, sentenced him and his wife in absentia. The arrest …

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Court dismisses jail sentence for satirical blogger “Elder Pastitsios”

The legal adventures of satirical Greek blogger “Elder Pastitsios” (Geron Pastitios) are over.  The Three-Member Misdemeanors Court decided to trigger Article 8 of Law 4411/2016, which eliminates criminal liability for misdemeanors and minor offenses that were committed until 03.31.2016 and threatened with imprisonment up to two years. Philippos Loizos, aka …

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Albanian inmate who killed security guard found dead in his cell

Inmate Ilya Kareli was found dead in his cells in Nigrita prison just two days after he killed a prison guard. Kareli was apparently alone in his isolation cell that was been monitored with security cameras. He was found dead by a prison guard. According to NewsIt.gr, short before midnight, …

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