Former Greek Defense Ministry official to be tried for graft

Former Greek Defense Ministry official to be tried for graft

Magistrate Spyros Georgouleas on Friday brought charges of graft and money laundering against a former general secretary for procurements at the Defense Ministry, Antonios Kantas, who is alleged to have accepted 500,000 euros from German electronics and engineering giant Siemens in connection with a Greek program for the modernization of the armed forces’ telecommunications system in 2000.

The payment is alleged to have been made into a Swiss bank account in Kantas’s name.

The suspect was given an extension until Monday to prepare his defense and is to remain in custody until then.

Πηγή: ekathimerini.com

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