x

Society

Greek Supreme Court Fires Prosecutor, Judge

ATHENS – A 47-member Disciplinary Plenum of the Supreme Court on Friday fired a judge and a public prosecutor for “inadequacy” in performing their duties, due to their massive delays in issuing court rulings, as well as temporarily suspending one first-instance court president for six months for unjustified absences from her post.

Since last December, a total of 15 judges and public prosecutors have been dismissed on similar grounds.

Friday’s session considered the cases of six judges and public prosecutors, of which two were permanently dismissed, one was temporarily suspended for six months and one was acquitted, while two cases were postponed.

One of the justices permanently dismissed – and also forbidden to work in another public-sector position – was a public prosecutor serving on the island Corfu who had amassed 3,010 outstanding cases. The case files for 1,800 of these cases were found in her home, 324 were confiscated in the home of a friend and another 626 in the home of a second friend. Another 31 were found incorporated into other case files and 153 cases are still being sought.

She has been prosecuted for abuse of authority and removing public documents.

Also dismissed was an Athens first-instance court president who had been given a grace period of 3.5 months to clear her backlog but failed, as she still had 282 outstanding cases, of which 49 were from the past, while there were continuing complaints of delays. She was given the option to work in the public sector.

A third public prosecutor was referred to the disciplinary plenum over her sudden and unjustified absences from her post on an island in the Aegean and was suspended for six months.

RELATED

Top Stories

Columnists

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

General News

FALMOUTH, MA – The police in Falmouth have identified the victim in an accident involving a car plunging into the ocean on February 20, NBC10 Boston reported.

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.

Video

Biden Hosts Macron amid Friction over US Climate Law (Video)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Presidents Joe Biden and Emmanuel Macron are celebrating the longstanding U.

AL RAYYAN, Qatar — Memphis Depay and Daley Blind scored in the first half and Denzel Dumfries added a late goal as the Netherlands eliminated the United States from the World Cup with a 3-1 victory Saturday that advanced the Dutch to the quarterfinals.

In many Greek households, even today, mentioning the word ‘cancer’ is still taboo.

SAN FRANCISCO – Greek Chamber Music Project (GCMP) founder, director, and flutist Ellie Falaris Ganelin on December 1 announced the GCMP’s upcoming tour, titled ‘Uproot’ which features music from Asia Minor.

ASTORIA – New York State Senate Deputy Leader Michael Gianaris joined the Museum of the Moving Image’s (MoMI) annual gala on December 1 to announce $5 million in state funding he secured to advance the Museum’s educational work in film, television, and digital media.

Enter your email address to subscribe

Provide your email address to subscribe. For e.g. abc@xyz.com

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