Man accused by MP denies kickback claims, ND links
The man at the heart of allegations that he tried to bribe an Independent Greeks MP yesterday denied any connection with New Democracy. Giorgos Soukouras has been accused by lawmaker Stavroula Xoulidou of calling her and contacting her via Facebook to tempt her to vote for the government’s presidential candidate in February in return for up to 3 million euros. “New Democracy has nothing to do with this and whatever I told Mrs Xoulidou was my personal opinion,” said Soukouras. The lawmaker gave a deposition to a prosecutor on Thursday and the allegations will be investigated.