Rev­enues chief Sav­vaidou asked to quit over charges

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The gen­eral sec­re­tary for pub­lic rev­enues, Ka­te­rina Sav­vaidou, has been asked by the gov­ern­ment to step down af­ter it emerged that she has been asked to ap­pear be­fore anti-cor­rup­tion prose­cu­tors next week to an­swer ques­tions about a sec­ond al­leged case of breach of duty.

Fi­nance Min­is­ter Eu­clid Tsakalo­tos asked Sav­vaidou to step down af­ter dis­cussing the mat­ter with Prime Min­is­ter Alexis Tsipras.

One of the charges of breach of duty, which she will be ques­tioned about next week, con­cerns Sav­vaidou’s al­leged de­ci­sion to re­view a fine of 78 mil­lion eu­ros im­posed on an IT com­pany de­spite the fact that the penalty had been ap­proved by a spe­cial ar­bi­tra­tion com­mit­tee for tax mat­ters.

The head of the in­de­pen­dent rev­enue ser­vice also faces mis­de­meanor charges be­cause in Jan­uary she al­legedly ex­tended the time that TV sta­tions had to hand over to the state rev­enues from a spe­cial tax on ad­ver­tise­ments.

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