Min­is­ter ap­pears in court to counter defama­tion claim

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Health Min­is­ter Ado­nis Ge­or­giadis ap­peared in court yes­ter­day to re­spond to defama­tion charges filed by In­de­pen­dent Greeks leader Panos Kam­menos. The lat­ter is claim­ing 670,000 eu­ros in dam­ages from the min­is­ter af­ter Ge­or­giadis al­leged that Kam­menos owned a yacht, Ilia­toras of Lon­don, that had un­til 2009 been reg­is­tered with an off­shore firm in or­der to avoid tax in Greece. Ge­or­giadis pro­duced sev­eral doc­u­ments and a DVD in court show­ing Kam­menos on board the yacht to sup­port his al­le­ga­tions. Kam­menos de­nies the charges and in­sists that the ves­sel was reg­is­tered in his fa­ther’s name.

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