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Simitis Won't Appear In Tsochatzopoulos Case

Former Prime Minister Costas Simitis says don't blame me for the crisis, nor Greece for the Eurozone's problemsThe Athens Appeals Court hearing the trial of former Defense Minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos for money laundering has rejected his request for the former members of the Government Council for Foreign Affairs and Defense (KYSEA), including ex-Prime Minister Costas Simitis, to appear as witnesses.
The court said that the testimony of Simitis, who co-signed defense deals approved by Tsochatzopoulos, was not necessary but said it reserved the right to call him and former members of KYSEA at a later stage.
Tsochatzopoulos and 18 others, including his wife, ex-wife and daughter, face charges of laundering money that he allegedly took in bribes during his time at the Defense Ministry.
Tsochatzopoulos and 18 others face charges of laundering money that he allegedly took in bribes during his time at the Defense Ministry. He has denied the charges and said other government officials were involved in the process and oversight.

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