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Founders of Greek Luxury Goods Empire Folli Follie Jailed

The founders of Folli Follie, the luxury goods manufacturing and retail company, were led into a Greek jail on Wednesday, pending trial on a number of charges, including fraud, money laundering, market manipulation and forgery. According to the indictment, the...

Greece Restricts Jail and Prison Visitations to Limit Spread of Coronavirus

  General Secretariat for Counter-Criminal Policy, part of Greece's Civil Protection Ministry, announced on Friday that visits to detention centers and jails in the country are now restricted and even prisoner transports to hospitals are prohibited, except for serious cases. The...

Former Greek Government Minister Giannos Papantoniou to be Released From Prison

Former prominent Greek politician and government minister Giannos Papantoniou is set to be released from prison after spending seventeen months incarcerated there. Papantoniou was found guilty of money laundering, a charge that he continues to deny. The Judicial Council of the...

New Facility in Aspropyrgos to Replace Notorious Korydallos Prison of Athens

The Greek Ministries of Defense and Citizen's Protection on Monday signed a Memorandum of Cooperation under which the procedures for the replacement of the infamous Korydallos prison complex will soon begin. One of the main pledges of the conservative government...

Man Jailed for 11 Months After Greek Police Mistake Baking Flour for Drugs

A North Macedonia citizen spent 11 months in a Greek jail suspected of drug trafficking after Greek police mistook a bag of baking flour he was carrying for heroin. The incredible story of the 38-year-old resident of a village just...

Four Inmates Escape From Greece's Tiryntha Prison

Four inmates escaped at noontime on Wednesday from southern Greece's prison of Tiryntha. It was realized by the guards during the noon roll call that four inmates were missing, including two Albanian nationals, one Egyptian and one Moroccan. Local police authorities...

One Inmate Dead After Fight in Greece's Nigrita Prison

An unfortunate and fatal incident took place in Northern Greece’s Nigrita prison, late on Friday night, when an inmate tragically died after a fight he had with a fellow prisoner. According to media reports, a 43-year-old Russian inmate attacked a...

Man Charged with Murder of American Biologist Suzanne Eaton Remanded into Custody

The 27-year-old man who has been charged with the murder of the 60-year-old American biologist Dr. Suzanne Eaton was remanded in custody on Friday. This happened immediately after the suspect testified before an examining magistrate of the city of Chania,...

Greek Convicted Bomber Released from Jail

Jailed 25-year-old Nikos Romanos, in prison for attempted robbery and planting a bomb outside the house of a former minister, among others, was released on Wednesday on good behavior after serving six years in jail. Romanos was convicted in 2013...

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...