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Greek State Loses 2.5 Billion Euros

Although Greece is anxiously seeking revenue, billions of euros binded by the judicial authorities for cases of state corruption and economic crime that could boost Greek economy remain away from the state coffers as there are no settings on the criminal...

Prosecutors Ask Life For Tschatzopoulos

Former defense minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos, accused of stealing so much money from defense contracts that he couldn't keep track of it, should get a life sentence if convicted of money laundering and corruption charges, the prosecution has urged. Lawyers for...

Prosecutor Says Tsochatzopoulos Demanded Bribes

Felony Appeals Court prosecutor Georgia Adilini said on Sept. 11 during the trial of former defense minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos on money laundering and corruption charges that he was a serial bribe taker who repeatedly accepted graft during his job. Adilini...

German Firm Raided Over Bribery Claims

Two prosecutors from the German city of Bremen and a Greek judicial official last week raided the offices of Rheinmetall Defence Electronics in Athens as part of an investigation into alleged tax offenses and the payment of bribes...

Extradition For Michaelides In Corruption Case

Cyprus' Supreme Court has ruled that forjmer Interior Minister Dinos Michaelides can be extradited to Greece to be tried in connection with a huge money laundering racket centered around former Greek Defense Minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos and a group of...

Tsochatzopoulos Blames PASOK, Papandreou

Former Greek defense minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos, on trial for money-laundering and corruption charges, said that the charges against him came from “political and judicial centers of power” that are based on “desires from above” - and pointed the finger...

Tsochatzopoulos' Daughter Denies Everything

Struggling to keep her composure, Areti Tsochatzopoulos, testifying in the money laundering case of her father Akis, a former defense minister, said she knew nothing about anything to do with her father's dealings. She is on trial with 16 other...

Tsochatzopoulos' Cousin Reveals Payoffs

The most damning evidence yet against former Greek defense minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos, charged with operating a money-laundering scheme and stealing untold scores of millions of euros from contracts, was given at his trial by his cousin Nikos Zigras, who...

No Break In Tsochatzopoulos Trial

The Felony Appeal Court has rejected a request from former defense minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos for a summer break in his ongoing trial on money laundering and corruption charges. He has been held in detention since April fo 2012. His...

More Leniency For Tax Cheat Gavalas

For a second time in two months, Greek fashion designer Lakis Gavalas has been convicted of evading taxes, and for a second time has dodged jail. An Athens misdemeanors court on July 19 passed down a five-year suspended prison...