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Tsochatzopoulou's Properties Now State Property

Areti Tsochatzopoulou, who is on trial for money laundering with her father, former Defense Minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos, and another 17 co-defendants, submitted to an Athens court a document handing over three properties in her name to the state. “I want...

Greece Plans Big Corruption Fines

Hoping to one day shed the ignominious mantle of the most corrupt country in the European Union, the Greek government said it would file legislation to increase the fines for taking kickbacks and bribes to as much as 50...

Witnesses Say Tsochatzopoulos Mastermind

Former defense minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos ran the show in organizing a vast money-laundering operation to hide the trail of money stolen from defense contracts, witnesses said at his trial on corruption charges. That included offshore companies to be used...

Greece To Adopt IRS Methods

With antiquated record keeping, court cases backed up a decade, and tax cheats still running rampant during a crushing economic crisis, Greece is planning to use the same kind of cross-referencing and collection techniques that make the American Internal...

Corruption Prosecutors Quit, Hand Over Cases

Ongoing investigators into a myriad of corruption cases in Greece are being turned over to new special prosecutors after the two men handling them, Spyros Mouzakitis and Grigoris Peponis - who had ruffled feathers with their aggressive stance against...

Tsochatzopoulos Says He'll Name Names

Former Defense Minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos, on trial with 18 others on a laundry list of corruption and money-laundering charges of allegedly stealing hundreds of millions of euros from defense contracts, has vowed yet again to reveal the names of...

Tsochatzopoulos Says He Can’t Be Charged

Lawyers for former Greek defense minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos have asked a court to throw out a laundry list of corruption and money-laundering accusations against him, arguing that the statute of limitations has run out on the cases and that...

Tsochatzopoulos Faces Civil Charges Too

Former Greek defense minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos, on trial with 18 others for corruption charges including money laundering in an alleged scheme to steal hundreds of millions of euros from defense contracts, will have a civil suit filed against him...

Tsochatzopoulos Says Conviction Was Political

As he awaits trial on more serious charges of money-laundering and embezzling as much as one billion euros ($1.3 billion) from contracts he awarded, former Greek defense minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos said that his eight-year jail sentence for failing to...

High-Level Corruption Sentences Surprise Greeks

Greece's recent crackdown on corruption has led to a life sentence for a former mayor and an eight-year term for a former defence minister. While it's rare in Greece for political leaders and the rich to face prosecution, that...