Judicial authorities in Greece and bank documents have proven that the so-called mythical wealth of Artemis Sorras is nothing but a fraud.
Sorras appeared in public life in 2013 claiming that he is managing a trust fund with 600 billion dollars in U.S. bonds, put at the disposal of the Greek nation in order to repay its sovereign debt.
Sorras also formed a political party called Assembly of Greeks, mixing nationalism with the ancient gods of Olympus. He has thousands of followers and recently advised them to go to authorities with a document saying that their debts to the state in taxes, contributions etc. can be withdrawn from the trust fund. For the document he was asking his followers to pay 60 euros each.
To prove his claim, Sorras printed flyers with 10 different bank accounts showing that his total assets are 115 trillion U.S. dollars. According to his words, his fortune comes from inventing a fuel that would take spaceships to Mars and selling it to the U.S. government.
Financial Police and Bank of Greece investigations found that the accounts on the flyers are either nonexistent or the ones that are real have several zeros added to them.
Two weeks ago Sorras was found guilty of fraud, after he was given a car to sell which he sold for 45,000 euros without giving the money to the owner.
Also, last week he faced his first criminal prosecution for inciting hatred with his political party and statements. According to Sorras, the money to save Greece is available but the Greek government refuses to use it because they want to sell Greece to its creditors, thereby he calls on his followers to revolt.
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