The Greek General Secretary of Public Revenues Katerina Savvaidou will have to testify in front of Greek prosecutors next Wednesday facing felony and misdemeanor charges.
Savvaidou is being charged with a felony for deciding to review a 78 million euro fine imposed on a Greek company. The issue is that the fine had already been ratified by a tax arbitration committee before Savvaidou chose to call for its review. ANA-MPA reports that it has been two and a half yeas since Savvaidou’s decision and the review has yet to be completed.
Prior to this charge, Savvaidou already had a misdemeanor charge against her for breach of duty, in this case for extending the deadline for a payment Greek TV stations must make to the Greek state. Greek law dictates that Greek TV stations must give 20% of their revenue from advertizements to the Greek state. Although networks have one month to make the payment Savvaidou allegedly extended this timeline back in January 12, 2015.
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