Five executives working at OPAP S.A., the state-run betting and lottery pools agency, and INTRALOT Group in 2005-2007 are facing felony charges for the excessive cost of a contract awarded by OPAP to Intralot in order to upgrade its computer system, the First Instance Court Prosecutor’s Office announced on Monday.
The contract was assigned to INTRALOT directly after an international tender was declared void following the resignation of OPAP assessment committee members.

The project in question has cost OPAP roughly 280 million euros instead of 96 million euros, as originally estimated.

The defendants are faced with felony charges for breach of faith and moral instigation of breach of faith.