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Tsochatzopoulos Ready to Tell All About Greek Corruption

ATHENS - Former Defense Minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos, being held on charges of money-laundering and theft from defense contracts, said he is ready to tell all about Greece’s culture of corruption and who else may be involved in robbing their...

Never Mind Socrates, Let’s See the Trial of Tsochatzopoulos

ATHENS - More than 800 people turned out at the Onassis Foundation here to see a second re-creation of the most famous case in history, the rigged verdict of the Trial of Socrates in which the famed philosopher was...

Venizelos Fires His Advisors, Wants Overhaul of 'Rotten' PASOK

ATHENS – After leading his party to its worst-showing in elections since it was founded in 1974, new PASOK Socialist chief Evangelos Venizelos has put the onus on his political council, forcing their resignation after a scathing speech in...

Greek Elections Campaign Reaches Home Stretch With Promises Flying

ATHENS – After a three-week campaign that was mostly conducted in closed-doors members-only rallies and away from a public furious over austerity measures, a mix of mainstream traditionalists, anti-capitalists, anti-bailout groups, Nazis, nationalists and even a porno star made...

Tsochatzopoulos Says He Will Name Names of Greece's Corrupt

ATHENS – Jailed former defense minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos, being held on money-laundering charges in connection with cases of alleged bribes totaling as much as $62 million, has threatened to reveal the names of those he said were behind his...

Greek Former Defense Minister Sits in Same Prison Cell as Monk Ephraim

ATHENS – Former Defense Minister and a founding member of the PASOK Socialist party Akis Tsochatzopoulos - who has been charged in connection with a money laundering scheme prosecutors said he used to hide millions of euros in secret...

Former Greek Defense Minister Remains Jailed, Lawyers Say Human Rights Violated

ATHENS – A Greek prosecutor decided on Monday to jail a former defense minister pending trial on money laundering charges in a high-profile case against a politician facing decades of corruption scandals. Charged with stealing millions of dollars from arms...

Greece Nears Deal to End Siemens Scandal

ATHENS – After four years in delays and a scandal in which $1.8 billion in bribes was reportedly paid to top government officials to secure lucrative contracts, Greece is reportedly set to receive $269 million in cash and in-kind...

11 Reasons Why Greece Really Went Broke in 2011

ATHENS – Unless you were rich, a business executive, a celebrity, or among the few privileged elite who run the country and for whom every year is a banner year of profiteering, 2011 was the worst year for most...