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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...

Court Rejects Tsochatzopoulos' Early Release Request

The five-member Court of Appeal for Felonies on Thursday unanimously rejected a request for early release filed by Greek former Defense Minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos, who has been imprisoned for bribery charges related to a submarine programme. The request was tabled...

Capital Controls Help Vicky Stamati Secure Prison Release Without Posting Bail

Though the capital controls that have been imposed in Greece since late June have weakened the economy and have restricted daily financial transactions for Greek citizens, one person in Greece has been able to use them to their benefit. Vicky Stamati, who has been...

Wife of Incarcerated Former Greek Minister to Be Released From Prison

After being incarcerated for three and a half years, Vicky Stamati, the wife of former Greek National Defense Minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos, is to be released from prison under certain conditions. Stamati has been ordered to pay 50,000 euros and report...

Former Greek PM and Current PASOK Leader Condemn Ex-Minister

Former Greek Prime Minister Costas Simitis and current PASOK leader Evangelos Venizelos condemned former Defense Minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos as witnesses at the Court of Appeals on Wednesday. Tsochatzopoulos, who serves a lengthy sentence for money laundering, has made an appeal...

Former Greek PM to Testify in Court for Armament Kickbacks Scandal

It was an awkward moment when former PASOK Ministers, including Prime Minister Costas Simitis, met at the Court of Appeals as witnesses in the trial of former Defense Minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos who is imprisoned for receiving substantial armament kickbacks. Simitis,...

Imprisoned Former Defense Minister Tsochatzopoulos' Wife Arrested After Escape From Psychiatric Hospital

Vicky Stamatis, the wife of imprisoned former PASOK MP and Defense Minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos, was arrested almost an hour ago at Panagitsa church located in the area of Haidari, a western suburb of Athens. According to her lawyer Fragiskos...

Tsochatzopoulos' Wife Vicky Stamatis Escapes from Psychiatric Hospital

Guards at Athens' psychiatric institution "Dromokaiteion," realized early Thursday morning that Vicky Stamatis, wife of also jailed former Greek Defense Minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos, had escaped from the premises. The room where she was held was found empty and signs that the window latch was...

Former PM Simitis and PASOK Officials Called to Testify in Corruption Trial

Former Greek Prime Minister Costas Simitis, PASOK leader Evangelos Venizelos, and former Government Council for Foreign Affairs and Defence (KYSEA) members who were active during the period that Akis Tsochatzopoulos served as the Greek National Defense Minister were called...

Thirty-two Indicted Over Kickbacks for German Submarines Contract

Another 32 individuals were indicted to stand trial before a Criminal Appeals Court on Thursday for kickbacks given in exchange for Greek Defense Ministry contracts. The case, concerning a deal for the purchase of German submarines, was uncovered during a...