Greece: Former Minister Arrested on Tax Charge
The Associated Press
Police officers in plain clothes arrest Former Greek Socialist defence minister Akis Tsochadzopoulos, second right, from his house in central Athens, on Wednesday, April 11, 2012. Tsochadzopoulos was arrested following a judicial investigation into alleged money laundering in connection with a submarine contract.
Akis Tsochadzopoulos was arrested following a judicial investigation into alleged money laundering in connection with a submarine contract.
According to findings of the committee that were forwarded to the Court of Appeals, Tsohatzopoulos' "source of income" declaration did not include his two-storey neo-classical residence on Dionissios Areopagitis boulevard directly facing the south side of the Acropolis in central Athens, while his declared income did not correspond with assets in his possession.
The 72-year-old Tsochadzopoulos was defense minister from 1996-2001. He denies any wrongdoing.
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