Former ND minister files libel lawsuits against media outlets

Former New Democracy (ND) minister Mihalis Liapis on Friday filed several libel lawsuits against local television stations “Kontra” and “Extra 3” as well as the Athens daily “Avriani”, demanding compensation for damage caused to his reputation, as he claimed.

He also filed a lawsuit against opposition Popular Orthodox Rally (LA.O.S) leader George Karatzaferis

The lawsuits were filed in response to media reports alleging that Liapis, a former minister, had 178 million euros in bank accounts not declared in his tax and “source of wealth” statements.

The decision to take legal action seeking restitution for moral damage was announced in a statement issued by Liapis’ office.

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