Akis Tsochatzopoulos, the former PASOK defense minister indicted in connection with bribes for the purchase of submarines, received an extension on Friday for his appeal against alleged discrepancies found during a probe into his finances. Prosecutor Galinos Bris granted Tsochatzopoulos a few days’ extension to respond to a parliamentary comittee audit of former and active MPs’ assets that found irregularities in his “pothen esches” (origin-of-wealth statement) for 2009.

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