Fraud­sters’ sen­tences up­held

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The Supreme Court’s crim­i­nal sec­tion yesterday up­held a rul­ing im­pos­ing five-year prison sen­tences on a Greek po­lice­man and an Athens lawyer who were con­victed for forgery af­ter be­ing found guilty of tam­per­ing with Teire­sias, the Fi­nance Min­istry’s elec­tronic data­base for in­sol­vent bor­row­ers. Ac­cord­ing to the orig­i­nal court rul­ing, the two women re­moved a to­tal of 13 names from the data­base in ex­change for 13,000 eu­ros. The pair are al­leged to have forged doc­u­ments in­di­cat­ing that the sums owed by the 13 peo­ple on the list had been set­tled. Their ap­peals against the ini­tial con­vic­tion were over­turned by the Supreme Court, which deemed there were no grounds to re­voke the orig­i­nal rul­ing.

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