Supreme Court asks for Bakoyannis immunity to be lifted

The Supreme Court has asked for Parliament to lift the parliamentary immunity of Democratic Alliance leader Dora Bakoyannis so she can be investigated in connection with the alleged non-declaration of 1 million dollars.

The sum relates to money that Bakoyannis’s husband, Isidoros Kouvelos, made on the US stock market and then used to buy a ship in the UK.

Kouvelos has been accused of not declaring the amount on the source of wealth form (pothen esches) that the couple submitted.

Bakoyannis insists that there was no wrongdoing and that she has been victimised.

As elections were announced on Wednesday, Parliament has now been dissolved so the Supreme Court’s request will not be examined until after the May 6 elections. 

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