Key arms bribe sus­pect to face mag­is­trates

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One of the key sus­pects in the probe into bribes that were al­legedly paid to Greek of­fi­cials to se­cure arms deals is due to face mag­is­trates Gavriil Mal­lis and Yian­nis Stavropou­los in Athens this week,

Michalis Matan­tos, a rep­re­sen­ta­tive of the Ger­man firm Fer­rostaal, is ex­pected to an­swer ques­tions tomorrow af­ter ev­i­dence was found sug­gest­ing that some 70 mil­lion eu­ros had been moved through ac­counts he owned. If this proves cor­rect, this would rep­re­sent the big­gest bribe that has ever been paid to pub­lic of­fi­cials in Greece.

Matan­tos owned a com­pany, IME, that also worked with another Ger­man firm, Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft (HDW).

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