Greece’s Supreme Court decided on Monday to transfer a request to the Greek Parliament for stripping former Greek Parliament Vice President Alexis Mitropoulos‘ parliamentary immunity so that he can be formally charged with tax evasion.
The request had been previously sent to the Supreme Court by a Greek financial prosecutor. Mitropoulos has been accused of failing to report income from a case he took on years ago as a lawyer.
Earlier in the day, Mitropoulos held a press conference in which he defended his innocence by presenting his old tax reports. The former SYRIZA MP noted that these allegations are an effort to prevent him from running in the upcoming elections as a SYRIZA candidate, due to his remarks about the dangers of the third bailout deal.
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