Greek MP Deposited 1 Million Euros Abroad; Name Undetermined Yet

The president of the Authority for Money Laundering, Panagiotis Nikoloudis, leveled the grave accusation that a Greek MP deposited 1 million euros abroad during May of 2011, according to protothema.gr.

Speaking to the parliamentary Committee for Institutions and Transparency, Nikoloudis said: “I must say without any hesitation, that through inspections that are neither fully exhaustive nor random, and are about which people, which social classes, took their money out of the market or took it abroad, from what we refer to as the political world, I noticed one male or female who took 1 million euros abroad during last year΄s troubled month of May. It is a case of one in 300 and it does not mean anything by itself. To take your money abroad is not a sin, it is not illegal in the formal sense of the law, but for me it is indicative.”

However, the disclosure of the name of the MP seems to stumble upon institutional barriers, since both the authorities and the Justice Department are sending the issue to the court of the appropriate authority, in order for them to determine the name of the “millionaire father of the nation”.

At the same time most MPs are on the edge of their seats since the heavy shadow looming over parliament is causing intense discomfort to those MPs who have nothing to do with such acts. Some are even waiting to find out the name of the MP and see if it is one of those who voted for the new measures.

(Source: Capital.gr)


  • Ftkl1234

    It would take a super-extraordinarily principled person to not try to save themself from a sinking ship but leaders of nations should be setting examples. That “should” is wishful thinking, is it not?