Court Rejects Tsochatzopoulos’ Early Release Request

    tsochatzopoulosThe five-member Court of Appeal for Felonies on Thursday unanimously rejected a request for early release filed by Greek former Defense Minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos, who has been imprisoned for bribery charges related to a submarine programme.

    The request was tabled on Wednesday by Tsochatzopoulos’ lawyer. In his request the former minister had cited his advanced age as well as health issues.

    A prosecutor told the court that Tsochatzopoulos may commit new money laundering activities if released.
    (source: ana-mpa)