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Tsochatzopoulos Verdict Due This Week

tsochatzopoulosAfter 18 months in detention, and already sentenced to eight years in jail for failing to declare the source of his wealth, former Greek defense minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos and his 18 co-defendants charged with the crime of money laundering and corruption will know their fate soon, with a decision expected from a three-member judiciary panel.
The verdict is expected as soon as Oct. 6 or the next day, it was reported. The case took five months and more than 60 sessions, some featuring a fiery and defiant Tsochatzopoulos hectoring defendants and claiming his innocence.
In the dock there were also his wife Vicky Stamati, his ex-wife Gudrun Tsochatzopoulos, his daughter Areti Tsochatzopoulos, his cousin Nikos Zigras, Vicky Stamatis’s brother Panagiotis Stamatis, the accountant Euphrosyne Lambropoulou, the manufacturer Asterios Economides, the businessman George Sachpatzidis, the former Secretary General of the Greek defense Ministry Yiannis Sbokos, the lawyer Talita Tsekoura, the representatives of the offshore company Morelia, Oratios Melas and Constantinos Antoniades, the alleged owner of the offshore company Nobilis, Nikos Georgoulakis, the alleged spokesman of Torcaso, Pantelis Zachariadis, lawyers Spyridon Chatzinikolaou and Giorgos Konstantatos, the owner of the bookstore IANOS, Nikos Karatzas, and former MP and businessman in the construction sector, Fotis Arvanitis.

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