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Ex PASOK Defense Minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos ordered back to prison

Greece’s Supreme Court, Arios Pagos, ordered former PASOK Defense Minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos back to prison in order to serve the rest of a 19-year long sentence kickbacks and money laundering. On Monday, the Supreme Court ordered 79-year-old Tsochatzopoulos back to Korydallos prison upholding a previous ruling by a court earlier …

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Ex Defense Minister Tsochatzopoulos returns to prison after failing to provide 200K bail

Former Defense Minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos was taken back to prison after his family failed to get together to sum of 200,000 euro needed for his bail. The former minister returned to prison after a a heart surgery in a public hospital. 77-year-old Akis Tsochatzopoulos has been convicted to 20 years …

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Convicted ex Defense Minister Tsochatzopoulos beaten in prison

Former PASOK Defense Minister and inmate Akis Tsochatzopoulos was brutally beaten in his cell in wing F of Korydallos prison in Athens. The former minister convicted for bribes in armament procurement was taken to the prison hospital to receive first aid as he had suffered “heavy beating”. According to daily …

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Greek prosecutor orders arrest of German citizen over armament bribes

I have the feeling Greece tries to steal the media focus currently busy with Cyprus. Otherwise I have no logical explanation for  two news items coming from Greece. Maybe Greek authorities were alarmed to hear all these Cypriot citizens demanding “catharsis” for those who threw the country into such an …

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Athens court sentences ex Defence Minister to 8 years imprisonement, half million euro fine

A court in Athens sentenced former Defence Minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos to 7+1 years imprisonment, a fine of 520,000 euro while it ordered the confiscation of  his luxury real estate property, a three-storey building at noble Dionisioy-Aeropagitoy Street close to Acropolis. Akis Tsochatzopoulos, former powerful PASOK official stood trial on Monday morning …

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Athens: Ex PASOK Defence Minister, acting Golden Dawn MP stand trial

Athens courts have a busy day on Monday with prominent defenders appearing before the judges. Former defence minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos (PASOK) stands trial for inaccurate income declarations of the past. Is this a reason to stand trial? No. The main reason for Tsochatzopoulos to be in custody since April 2012 are …

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Greek Businessman Accused of Bribery in TOR-M1 Found Dead in Indonesia

Vlassis Kambouroglou, 60, managing director of Drumilan International has been found dead on Saturday in his hotel room in Jakarta, Indonesia. In a story that reads like a modern times novel written together by John Le Carre and Graham Greene, some Greek media claim that Kambouroglou had committed suicide while …

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Sorry seems to be the hardest word!

Amid the song and dance of famous “Wedding Party on a Battleship” – the AVEROF, you know… -, which became talk of the country, I forgot, or better say, I didn’t catch up with other important news and issues that affect crisis-suffering Greeks. You may have understood by now that …

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