Stamati still can’t pay bail

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The le­gal coun­cil of Viki Stamati, the jailed wife of money-laun­der­ing felon and ex-min­is­ter Akis Tsochat­zopou­los, yes­ter­day filed a re­quest for bail to be waived for his client.

Stamati’s pri­son sen­tence was com­muted to house ar­rest on Oc­to­ber 14 and the 52-year-old was given two weeks to post 50,000 eu­ros in bail as a con­di­tion of her re­lease, an ex­ten­sion granted in re­sponse to the ar­gu­ment that cap­i­tal con­trols pre­vented her from get­ting the cash to­gether.

Yes­ter­day’s pe­ti­tion claimed that Stamati still can­not post bail and chal­lenged the pre­vi­ous rul­ing, say­ing the re­stric­tions on bank trans­ac­tions re­main.

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