Guard blamed for cell phone
Disciplinary proceedings are to be brought against a guard at Korydallos Prison after a mobile phone was found in the cell of Pavlos Psomiadis, the president of the defunct Aspis Pronia life insurance firm who is awaiting trial on charges of defrauding thousands of people. Inmates are forbidden from keeping cell phones and are restricted to using a communal telephone. Psomiadis has been charged with providing Aspis’s creditors with a false 550-million-euro letter of guarantee from a British bank to keep the business afloat. The case came to light after 65 investors sued the firm.