Mu­nic­i­pal funds with­held due to em­bez­zle­ment

Kathimerini English - - Front Page -

The In­te­rior Min­istry has re­jected an ap­peal by the mu­nic­i­pal author­i­ties of Thes­sa­loniki against a de­ci­sion that sus­pends city fund­ing due to mas­sive debts run up by for­mer mu­nic­i­pal of­fi­cials who were con­victed of em­bez­zle­ment.

Ac­cord­ing to the de­ci­sion, fund­ing that had been slated for Thes­sa­loniki author­i­ties would be off­set by the mu­nic­i­pal­ity’s debts, the bulk of which were run up by a pre­vi­ous ad­min­is­tra­tion ac­cused of em­bez­zling 18 mil­lion eu­ros.

Ex-mayor Vas­silis Pa­pa­geor­gopou­los, was re­leased from Di­a­vata Prison last month af­ter serv­ing one-fifth of a 12-year sen­tence for steal­ing from mu­nic­i­pal cof­fers.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Greece

© PressReader. All rights reserved.