LAOS pulls out of Parliament probe of subs scandal

Popular Orthodox Rally (LAOS) leader George Karatzaferis on Tuesday sent a letter to Parliament President Philippos Petsalnikos, informing him that LAOS will not participate in a Parliamentary probe into the actions of former minister Akis Tsohatzopoulos and an emerging scandal surrounding Greece's purchase of four German-made submarines.
The Parliamentary inquiry is the equivalent of an examining magistrate's investigation under the Greek legal system and could result in the former minister being indicted to stand trial.

LAOS officials said the reasons given by Karatzaferis for not participating in the Parliamentary preliminary examination committee is the failure to include other political figures also involved in signing and then executing the questionable contracts, apart from Tsohatzopoulos, that had been named in the report sent to Parliament by a public prosecutor.

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