An eight-count felony indictment was filed against 29 individuals on Thursday by an Athens first instance court prosecutor investigating the purchase of four German-made submarines (type 214).

Charges include aggravated active bribery of public officials; complicity to bribe against six individuals; passive bribery against 10 individuals; breach of faith against four defendants and legalising revenue from criminal activities, amongst others.

The case involves the controversial purchase of four submarines by the Hellenic Navy from the German shipbuilder Ferrostaal-HDW.