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Greek Football Officials Facing Charges over Rigged Games Scandal

The biggest football scandal in Greece, dubbed "Koriopolis", is finally reaching the courts following 6 years of police investigations, leaked wiretapping and endless judicial maneuvering. Twenty-eight officials of Greek football, including Olympiakos club president Vangelis Marinakis, are being ordered to...

Prosecutor Orders Investigation Into Greek Links to Brazil's Car Wash Graft Probe

Corruption prosecutor Eleni Touloupaki ordered on Friday a preliminary investigation into the Greek link of Brazil's so-called Car Wash graft scandal, involving the country's state-controlled oil giant Petroleo Brasileiro SA, commonly known as Petrobras. The investigation concerns allegations made by...

Alexander Payne: Harvey Weinstein is a ‘Bully and Thug’

Director Alexander Payne has publicly come out with his opinion about the Harvey Weinstein scandal that has rocked Hollywood to condemn the producer accused by dozens of women of sexual harassment and even rape as a "bully and thug". Many...

Gender ID Change Bill a Clever Ploy to Distract Greeks from Tax Overkill, Pension Cuts, Scandals

At the age of 15 you are not allowed to drink alcohol, to work, to drive a car, to vote, to marry, to join the army and so on. In Greece, and most countries in the world, a 15-year...

Greek Defense Minister Breaks Penal Code; Gov't Attempts Cover Up

The party that came to power waving the anti-corruption flag is now involved in yet another scandal, in an effort to protect a minister who broke several articles of the penal code. Defense Minister Panos Kammenos had several telephone conversations...

Three Former Greek Government Officials Get 25 to Life for Money Laundering

On Monday, the Greek court found guilty of bribery three formerly prestigious government officials. The corrupt activity the officials participated in included breach of faith (betrayal of confidence or trust) and money laundering that took place while the officials were in positions...

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...

Greek Businessman Jailed After Testimony on Ericsson Bribe Scandal

Greek businessman Thomas Liakounakos was sent to jail pending trial on Friday after a seven-hour testimony on his role in Swedish telecom Ericsson’s cash-for-contracts scandal before an investigative magistrate on corruption. Liakounakos, who acted as a commercial agent for Ericsson...

Greek Deputy Minister Katrougalos Faces New Allegations, Foreign Media Comment Negatively

Greek Deputy Minister of Interior and Administrative Reconstruction Giorgos Katrougalos faces new allegations as the journalist who brought to light the supposed contracts with laid off public employees said he has more evidence of the Deputy Minister's unethical activities. Vasilis Chiotis,...

Greek Health Min. Said he Will Reveal Scandal Involving Private Companies

Health Minister Panagiotis Kouroumblis announced he will reveal a scandal this week involving private companies, according to statements made to newspaper Efimeritha ton Syntakton. "After the insurance companies, which lived off the state as parasites with the connivance of the...