New arrests were made today in the case of bribes for defense equipment contracts. The police have arrested Sotiris Emmanouil and Ioannis Mpeltsios.
Sotiris Emmanouil was an executive of the Hellenic Shipyards in Skaramagas, Athens. According to allegations, he received a 24 million Euro bribe to sign the controversial German submarine deal. He was arrested this morning at his home in Athens.
Ioannis Mpeltsios was a former Prefect of Kavala, Greece, and former General Secretary of the Ministry of the Interior when Akis Tsochatzopoulos was Minister. Mpeltsios is accused of money laundering; many refer to him as the “treasurer” of Akis Tsochatzopoulos.
Both arrests were made under a warrant for receiving bribes and money laundering.