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Ernst & Young: 69% of Greek Businesses Believe There Is Corruption in Greece

Corruption and fraud issues have not yet ceased to trouble the Greek society, despite the fact that their numbers appear to have decreased compared to 2013. According to an Ernst & Young global survey, the pressure for increased revenue and international...

Greek Orthodox Monks and Nuns Facing Charges of Fraud

Deputy prosecutor Dimitris Mitroulias requested the referral of six people to the three-member Felony Court of Thessaloniki regarding a scam that was set up at a Greek Orthodox convent near the city. The deputy prosecutor proposed that two monks, a nun...

Fugitive Spends Eight Years as Monk in Mount Athos

Greek Police arrested a 48-year-old wanted convict yesterday, who had got three life sentences for a series of financial crimes against the State and had been hiding for at least eight years in Mount Athos' monastery cells, as a trainee...

Greek Employees of European Commission Involved in Fraud

The Athens Court of First Instance has brought three felony charges against four Greek companies in a scandal involving over 25 billion euros in EU subsidies for research and pilot programs in Greece. The case involves subsidies of two European Union...

Spiegel: Tax Fraud of German Auto Companies in Greece

According to a recent "Der Spiegel" article, German auto companies Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Opel are being investigated by Greek tax authorities as the latest suspects of fraud. The extremely low clearing prices at which German companies deliver their vehicles to distributors...

Financial Scam against IKA State Fund

Greek Financial Police has completed an investigation regarding a scam against the State and social security fund IKA, resulting in damages to the tune of 12.8 million euros. Suspects are facing felony charges of fraud, forgery, violating tax legislation and embezzling funds from the...

Fugitive Fake Doctor Ran Skyros Hospital for 13 Years

A fake doctor who ran Skyros Hospital for 13 years has gone to ground. Ioannis Kastanis applied for the job to the Ministry of Health in 1999, submitting fake degrees from 'La Sapienza' University of Rome. The fraud came to light on May...

Cyprus Hunts Missing Bitcoin Brit After Staff Speak Out

Former staff at Nicosia-based bitcoin company Neo & Bee apparently took to the internet Friday to speak out against their British ex-boss, Danny Brewster, who is wanted by Cyprus police on suspicion of fraud after leaving the island owing depositors. Via social networking...

Greek Diplomats Linked to Anti-landmine Charity Fraud Scandal

After 20 months of investigation, Greek police revealed another scam against the Greek state. An international demining Non Governmental Organization (NGO) received about 9 million euros from the Greek State from 2000 to 2004, to finance alleged demining programs...

Greek-Australian Blows The Whistle on Former MP

Greek-Australian Health Services Union (HSU) national secretary Kathy Jackson (née Koukouvaos) took to the witness stand in the Melbourne Magistrates Court.on Thursday, in the fraud and theft trial of Craig Thomson. During heated cross-examination by Thomson's lawyers, Jackson described the union...