Em­manouil in­sists 17 mln was his salary, not bribes

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Sotiris Em­manouil, the for­mer head of the Skara­man­gas ship­yards, yes­ter­day de­nied that he had re­ceived any bribes from Ger­man com­pany Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft (HDW), which owned the site. Fac­ing a mag­is­trate, Em­manouil in­sisted that he was paid 17 mil­lion eu­ros over four years as wages, not as an un­der-the-ta­ble pay­ment as part of a deal to sell sub­marines to the Hel­lenic Navy. He said HDW had in­sisted that the money be paid into the ac­count of a com­pany set up by the ex­ec­u­tive. He said that the money was de­clared to Greek tax au­thor­i­ties. Em­manouil faces charges of ac­cept­ing bribes and laun­der­ing money. Ac­cord­ing to pros­e­cu­tors, Em­manouil is al­leged to have han­dled 24 mil­lion eu­ros in un­der-the-ta­ble pay­ments for four sub­ma­rine deals and to have kept at least 17 mil­lion eu­ros of the money for him­self. He was re­manded in cus­tody.

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