Son proves he paid his taxes
The son of Greek businessman Thomas Liakounakos was released from custody yesterday after being briefly detained over unpaid taxes earlier in the day, authorities said. Sources indicated that following his arrest, Nikos Liakounakos provided evidence that his tax arrears had been settled with tax authorities. His father was arrested on Tuesday on charges of bribery and money laundering after a probe launched by a prosecutor found that an alleged 2-million-euro bribe for an airborne early warning system that Greece purchased in 1999 passed through an offshore company in his name. Thomas Liakounakos is expected to face a prosecutor today.