Greek Prosecutor Wants Murder Charges for Phony Doctor Over Herbs

ATHENS – A man who posed as a specialist physician and prescribed unauthorized herbal cures to cancer patients, 12 of whom died, could face charges of murder and attempted murder in an indictment involving 16 other suspects, including a nun.

In a 300-page brief submitted to the Court of Misdemeanors, prosecutor Angeliki Kourinioti argued that the suspect, who introduced himself to patients as “Dr. Kontos,” should be charged with serial homicide and attempted homicide with malice, several counts of causing grievous bodily harm, distribution of illegal narcotic substances and falsely posing as a medical professional, said Kathimerini, which didn't name him.

She also called for charges to be brought against the others indicted, which  16 other individuals – doctors, members of a private medical clinic board, a nun, a herbal remedy seller and a former minister who works as a doctor – for aiding and abetting.

He is still awaiting trial after his arrest in the summer of 2020, the report saying he got patients suffering from serious or terminal cancer in referrals from his accomplices and acquaintances.

He allegedly presented himself as an “experienced herbalist” despite having no qualifications and was said to have pleaded guilty to charges of fraud but denied he intended to harm anyone.


ATHENS - Investigators looking into a fire at a factory containing a catering company that delivered tainted meals to elementary school students, sickening them, are said to have found evidence it may have been set to cover up evidence.

Top Stories


A pregnant woman was driving in the HOV lane near Dallas.

General News

NEW YORK – Meropi Kyriacou, the new Principal of The Cathedral School in Manhattan, was honored as The National Herald’s Educator of the Year.


‘We Have Nothing.’ As Israel Attacks Rafah, Palestinians are Living in Tents and Searching for Food

DEIR AL-BALAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — The tent camps stretch for more than 16 kilometers (10 miles) along Gaza’s coast, filling the beach and sprawling into empty lots, fields and town streets.

ATHENS – Aria Hotels, the Greek-born hospitality subsidiary of Libra Group, will build and operate four vertiports to support the uptake of electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft in Greece.

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis apologized Tuesday after he was quoted using a vulgar term about gay men to reaffirm the Catholic Church’s ban on gay priests.

Crete’s coastline is dotted with some of the most stunning beaches in the Mediterranean, each offering unique landscapes, crystal-clear waters, and a range of activities.

Crete is renowned for its stunning beaches, ancient ruins, and vibrant culture.

Enter your email address to subscribe

Provide your email address to subscribe. For e.g. [email protected]

You may unsubscribe at any time using the link in our newsletter.