A public prosecutor on Tuesday pressed criminal charges of embezzlement on Kypseli tax office employee Nikos Andriopoulos, also ordering that his name be released to the media. Andriopoulos is suspected of stealing large sums of money from the tax office where he worked. It is unknown whether he is still in Greece.

The charges against him include issue false certificates and legalising income from illegal activities. Based on the first evidence collected by a financial crimes squad inspection, Andriopoulos has embezzled the sum of 500,000 euros in 2010 and is estimated to have embezzled up to eight million euro during previous years.