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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...

Stamati Says She Is Innocent

Vicky Stamati, the wife of former Greek defence minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos who is on trial for money laundering and corruption charges, told a three-member panel of the Athens Court of Appeal that she is innocent, had no part of...

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...

Michailidis, Son, Tsochatzopoulos Trial No-Shows

A Greek magistrate is set to launch procedures for the issuing of a European arrest warrant for the arrest of former Cypriot Interior Minister Dinos Michailidis and his son to compel them to testify at the money-laundering trial of...

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...

Zigras Points at Tsochatzopoulos Again

Former Greek defense minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos' cousin Nikolaos Zigras gave more damning evidence in the former minister's corruption trial on May 31, alleging a series of kickbacks from defense contracts took place. Appearing at the Athens Court of Appeal which...

Businessman in Tsochatzopoulos Case Found Dead

A Greek businessman who had been accused of being part of the bribery and money laundering network involving former Defense Minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos, who is in jail on charges of stealing as much as $1.29 billion from defense contracts...

Former Defense Official Charged in Kickback Scheme

A former Greek defense ministry official who was a close associate of jailed former defense minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos has been arrested and charged in a kickback scheme tied to his former boss’ alleged money-laundering scheme that netted a reported...