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Witness: I Helped Jailed Greek Ex-Minister Send €2.5 Million Abroad

A civil engineer who testified prior to the arrest of former minister Yiannos Papantoniou and his wife Stavroula Kourakou on money laundering charges, told prosecutors that he had helped the couple transfer €2.5 million in cash abroad. Papantoniou and his...

Former Minister Papantoniou Held in Custody on Money Laundering Charges (video)

Yiannos Papantoniou, a prominent political figure who was previously served as the country's defense minister and finance minister, was taken into custody late on Tuesday on charges of money laundering. The arrest followed a marathon deposition which began on...

Corruption Prosecutor Charges Former Defense Minister and Wife with Money Laundering

A corruption prosecutor pressed charges of money laundering against former defense minister Yiannos Papantoniou and his wife Stavroula Kourakou on Friday, following the completion of the preliminary investigation into bank accounts held abroad. The charge also follows an audit into...

Judges Order Freeze of Former Minister's Assets in Corruption Probe

A Misdemeanors Council ordered the freezing of all assets owned by former defense minister Yiannos Papantoniou on Monday, after a relevant request by corruption prosecutor Eleni Touloupaki. The decision, taken as part of an ongoing investigation into armaments contracts signed...

Prosecutors Raided Former Minister’s House in Armaments Probe

Corruption prosecutors raided a few days ago the house of former finance minister Yiannos Papantoniou, as part of a probe into armament programs carried out while he was head of Greece's defence ministry in the early 2000s. A parliamentary committee...

Thirteen Indicted for Defense Contracts Signed when Papantoniou was Minister

An appeals justices' council on Friday indicted 13 individuals to stand trial for serious offenses relating to a defense contract for the purchase of 170 Leopard 2 tanks, signed in 2003 when Yiannos Papantoniou was at the helm of...

Parliament Agrees to Form Special House Committee to Investigate Yiannos Papantoniou

Convicted for attempting to hide some 1.3 million euros from Greek authorities, Yiannos Papantoniou and his wife Stavroula Kourakou are about to undergo another probe into the past. This time, the Greek Parliament has decided to initiate a probe into...

Corruption Prosecutor Resigns; Claims she was Targeted over Novartis Probe

Greece's Corruption Prosecutor Eleni Raikou resigned her position as head of the prosecutors investigating corruption on Friday, in a letter to Supreme Court Chief Prosecutor Xeni Dimitriou. Giving reasons for her decision, Raikou claimed she was being targeted by...

Supreme Court Upholds Conviction Against Former Minister Papantoniou and his Wife

Greece's Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld a conviction against former Greek minister Yiannos Papantoniou and his wife Stavroula Kourakou for submitting an inaccurate wealth statement in 2008. The court turned down the former minister's petition, which asked the court...

Eleven Face Charges Over 2003 S-frigate Contract; Former Minister Under Scrutiny

Greek Corruption Prosecutor Eleni Raikou on Tuesday ordered the prosecution of 11 individuals for criminal breach of faith in connection with a contract for the refurbishment of six S-type Navy frigates. She also ordered that a copy of the...