Greek Former Deputy Manager of Armament Arrested



kantasAntonis Kantas, former deputy general manager of armament, during 1996-2002 (with Minister of Defense Akis Tsochatzopoulos and then Yannos Papantoniou), was arrested for the second time. He is now accused of money laundering. Kantas will submit his defense Tuesday.

Kantas was arrested after a document of the anti-money laundering authorities was handed to the Court of First Instance Prosecutor. The document provides evidence that 13.7 million dollars was identified in a bank in Singapore. It appears that this amount was sent there by two off shore companies whose manager was Antonis Kantas.

His arrest may lead to the uncovering of other amounts given as bribes that were until now, unknown to the investigating authorities.

Kantas was the deputy general manager of the Directorate of Armaments of the Defense Ministry. Last September he was arrested by the authorities, during the investigation for the armament program “Hermes 2,” as 500,000 euros, deriving from Siemens was found in his account.

It appears that Kantas received this amount from the offshore company Martha Holdings, which was used for the illegal transferring of  money  from Siemens to government officials in Greece.  The owner of the company was Prodromos Mavridis, a former executive in Siemens Hellas.

He was then accused of bribery but released under conditions.


9 COMMENTS

  1. Another former Greek Deputy busted for money laundering while he was in office with the Siemens deal. You can not make up stuff like this. Unreal. Was there ever any PASOK former or current politician clean?
    This is a disgrace of country. A beautiful country filled with LAMOGIA- thieves and crooks.
    Antonis Kantas ought to be executed hung high for crimes he committed against Greece and the Greek citizens of Greece. Vroma……….

  2. Another reason why the corrupt, anti-democratic, treasonous, constitution trampling New Democracy-Pasok coalition regime is labelled as the Venizelos-Samaras Junta. It is a vile criminal organization that takes it’s orders from foreign Jewish lobbies and uses police state tactics to stay in power. Their end is near however. Of this you can be sure.

  3. What about the “550 Million Euros” they found in Gerorge Papandreaou’s mother’s Swiss bank account and Yianos Papantoniou and Papaconstantinou’s trail that has suddenly gone from the news and Parliament and hidden “under the rug” never talked about again by this Criminal Gov’t of Liars, Criminals and Thieves with the help of their cronies friends in News Media burying these stories on purpose.
    Where’s the News Investigtors to ask questions? There isn’t any because they are only cowards Reporters wokring in the Greek Press today.

  4. I agree with everything you stated. Every reporter is a coward working today in Greece but can you blame them? If one journalist, just one reporter reveals names of one or all corrupt politicians the Greek government of Samaras-Venizelos and the mafia behind them/protecting them will ASSASSINATE any reporter or journalist. I lived in Greece decades away. Triantafyllopoulos -trli zougla is the only reporter with balls. However, when he had his show uncovering all the dirt from these high officials he was protected 24/7 round the clock with his own security personnel. He also moved around from place to place without leaving a trail to get him. Why? Because the government would kill him. My friend, PASOK is finished. In a few months, the conditions in Greece will become very dire more so than now.
    Coalition corrupt government will collapse.

  5. Today NO ONE has a geopolitical need for alliance with fake “Grease”, and evolutions in the Eurozone have put an END to cheap Euro-denominated credit. Fake “Grease” is therefore left with no capital-possibilities and a debt approaching 200% of its GDP. When bank debt is factored in, that figure climbs MUCH HIGHER.
    This debt is well beyond the ability of the fake “Greek” state and its society to repay’. Put then these fake “Greex” thieves on the top of that – the result is disastrous.

  6. Yet its still leaves FYROM state for dead.
    Imagine how f..ed up your Slavo-Albanian countrymen are??

  7. Speaking of fakes, have a read of what the US government had to say about Slavic Skopians embarrassing attempt to link themselves with the Ancient Hellenic hero Alexander the Great.

    “This Government considers talk of Macedonian “nation”, Macedonian “Fatherland”, or Macedonia “national consciousness” to be unjustified demagoguery REPRESENTING NO ETHNIC NOR POLITICAL REALITY, and sees in its present revival a possible cloak for aggressive intentions against Greece.”
    — U.S STATE DEPARTMENT Foreign Relations Vol. VIII Washington D.C.Circular Airgram(868.014/26 Dec. 1944)

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