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Prosecutor Requests Summoning Former Greek PM Simitis and Other Senior Officials in Tsochatzopoulos' Appeal

The Greek prosecutor handling former Defense Minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos' appeal has requested to summon the members of the Government Council of Foreign Affairs and Defense (KYSEA) during his tenure. The prosecutor requested that the court summons former Prime Minister Costas Simitis, former...

Greece's Largest Criminal Organization Run From Prison

The first six of a total of 15 individuals arrested during a police operation to break up one of Greece’s largest criminal organizations ever, which was reportedly coordinated from within the Athens Korydallos prison, testified before the Corruption investigator and were later...

Jailed Military Procurement Official Blackmailed

Former Greek secretary general for military procurement Yiannis Sbokos is being blackmailed by a fellow convict, revealed a Greek police case file. Sbokos has been in prison for the last two years, since his conviction for money laundering. According to the...

Former Greek Minister Participated in Criminal Organization

The largest criminal organization that has ever acted in Greece was dismantled by Greek police officers with the assistance of the Anti-Terrorist Unit. Greek authorities assembled a large file against the criminal organization which contains a total of 37 extortioners...

Imprisoned Greek Politician's Daughter to be Released

In favor of the release of Greek Former National Defense Minister and PASOK MP Akis Tsochatzopoulos' daughter, Areti Tsochatzopoulou, and against the release of his wife, Vicky Stamatis, ruled today the five-member Felonies Appeals Court. The two women, along...

Leader of Greek Party Probed for €6 Million in Defense Kickbacks

Leader of People's Orthodox Party (LAOS) Giorgos Karatzaferis is facing serious charges of money laundering and receiving kickbacks from arms supplies during the tenure of Akis Tsochatzopoulos as Defense Minister. Karatzaferis is facing three felony charges if the probe conducted...

Former Greek Defense Minister Trial Postponed

The trial of former Greek Defense Minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos that was due to begin on Friday, was postponed for October 23. The court ruled that the court room was not big enough to seat all 16 persons involved in the case. The 75-year-old...

Greece Probes Saab in Defense Scandal, Asks Swedish Help

Greece is asking Swedish authorities for information about a top Saab executive suspected of working with a middleman in Greece to bribe defense officials. Sources said that the head of the First Instance Court, Vassiliki Brati, wrote to the public...

Vicky Stamatis Release from Prison Denied

Vicky Stamatis’ petition to be released from prison was denied by the five member Court of Appeals. The court unanimously denied Stamatis’ petition, after the prosecutor’s suggestion to refuse her exit from the prison. Vicky Stamatis, the wife of former...

Tsochatzopoulos Sentence Reduced by Appeal Court

Greece's court of appeal has handed down a reduced sentence to former government minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos for false declaration of wealth regarding a property on Dionysiou Areopagitou Street in downtown Athens. Tsochatzopoulos, in jail for the crime since his April 2013 conviction, received a revised five-and-a-half...