Probe into un­se­cured TT loans wi­dens

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At least three prom­i­nent busi­ness­peo­ple are be­ing in­ves­ti­gated by Greece’s ju­di­cial au­thor­i­ties in con­nec­tion with the loans scan­dal at Hel­lenic Postbank, also known as TT, Kathimerini un­der­stands.

The three, two Greeks and one Cypriot, re­port­edly re­ceived loans be­tween 2008 and 2009, when TT was chaired by An­ge­los Filip­pidis, who is await­ing extradition from Tur­key. Ac­cord­ing to sources, one of them will be called to tes­tify in the com­ing days.

Mean­while, au­thor­i­ties are try­ing to track money flows in Mon­tene­gro as of­fi­cials in the Balkan coun­try have shared in­for­ma­tion on one of the fig­ures who is be­lieved to have played a key role in the case be­tween 2007 and 2008, Kathimerini says with­out nam­ing the sus­pect.

Also, apart from look­ing into Filip­pidis’s as­sets at Greece’s Mil­len­nium Bank, investigators have asked Swiss au­thor­i­ties to open his ac­counts at HSBC Pri­vate Bank SA, Banque Privee BCP SA and other in­sti­tu­tions as they seek to ex­am­ine the source of some 14 mil­lion eu­ros in wealth.

Ac­cord­ing to Kathimerini, on top of the un­se­cured loans granted by TT, investigators are also look­ing into ev­i­dence sug­gest­ing that mil­lions of eu­ros changed hands in bribes and kick­backs.

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