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Convicted Former Minister Tsochatzopoulos to Return to Prison

Former Defense Minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos will have to return to jail, according to a court decision published on Monday. The former Minister of consecutive PASOK governments, who was granted early release from prison in 2017, will have to return as...

Former Greek Minister Jailed for Corruption to be Freed Amid Ill Health

Akis Tsochatzopoulos, the disgraced former minister who was sentenced to 19 years in prison for taking kickbacks, is to be released on health grounds. The former politician, who served as a minister in several Panhellenic Socialist Movement (PASOK) cabinets between...

Vicky Stamati, Spouse of Former Defence Min. Tsochatzopoulos, Leaves Jail

Vicky Stamati, spouse of former defence minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos who is in jail for bribery and money laundering over armaments contracts, was released on Monday from the Eleonas jail near Thebes, where she was serving an eight-year-sentence for money...

Greek State Seizes All Properties of Former Defense Minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos

The Five-Member Court of Cassation, has decided on the confiscation of all properties and bank accounts of former defense minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos, and 12 others involved in armament kickbacks. The court has also ordered a compensation of 1,570,000 euros in...

Disgraced Former Minister Tsochatzopoulos Now Supports Syriza

In his first major TV interview since he was released from jail former Defense Minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos came out in support for SYRIZA. Tsochatzopoulos a former prominent cabinet member in the Panhellenic Socialist Movement (PASOK) governments was charged of receiving...

Former Defense Minister Tsochatzopoulos Released from Prison

Former Defense Minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos was released from prison on Thursday afternoon on account of ill health. "My torture is over," Tsochatzopoulos told reporters upon his release. He accused former PASOK prime ministers Costas Simitis and George Papandreou for his...

Ex-Defense Minister Tsochatzopoulos' Prison Release Delayed

Former defense minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos, convicted to 20 years in prison for money laundering in 2013, will be held in prison just a few more days after raising 200,000-euros in bailout money ordered by an Athens appeals court.  His...

Ex-Defense Minister Tsochatzopoulos Raises €200,000 Bail for Early Release From Prison

On Wednesday ex-defense minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos' request for his bail to be lowered for his early release from prison was denied, however, the 77-year-old was able to raise the 200,000 euros needed to obtain bail. Sources have told the Greek...

Convicted Former Minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos Returns to Prison After Failing to Make Bail

Former minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos who was out of prison for surgery is forced to return after failing to raise 200,000 euros to pay for his bail. Tsochatzopoulos is expected to be taken back to the Korydallos Prison hospital after about a...

Former Defense Minister Tsochatzopoulos Released From Prison Due to Ill Health

A Greek court on Wednesday ruled that former defense minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos should be released from prison on account of ill health. The 77-year-old former politician was serving a 20-year sentence for money laundering in 2013. His health deteriorated during...