Deputy speaker re­futes tax eva­sion charges

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Deputy Par­lia­ment Speaker Alexis Mitropou­los yesterday re­futed claims of al­leged tax eva­sion and money laun­der­ing af­ter a Greek Supreme Court pros­e­cu­tor, Yian­nis Dra­gat­sis, called on the House to lift the SYRIZA law­maker’s im­mu­nity from pros­e­cu­tion in con­nec­tion to a case in­volv­ing a fee al­legedly paid to Mitropou­los in 1999 which he sub­se­quently failed to de­clare. Ac­cord­ing to the case file, the deputy speaker was al­legedly paid 1 mil­lion dol­lars abroad in his ca­pac­ity as a lawyer, a sum which he al­legedly failed to de­clare to Greek tax author­i­ties. Re­spond­ing to the al­le­ga­tions yesterday, Mitropou­los cited sev­eral court de­ci­sions show­ing that the money had been taxed in its en­tirety and that the tax case in ques­tion had also ex­pired un­der the statute of lim­i­ta­tions. Mitropou­los fur­ther noted that he had al­ready for­warded the rel­e­vant doc­u­ments to fi­nan­cial crimes pros­e­cu­tor Panayi­o­tis Athana­siou, who is Dra­gat­sis’s su­pe­rior.

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