Top judge orders inquiry into Siemens case delay
A day after the Siemens cash-forcontracts trial was indefinitely postponed on a technicality, a top judge yesterday ordered an investigation into possible mistakes made by appeals court prosecutors in the case.
Supreme Court prosecutor Xeni Dimitriou, who yesterday met with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, has asked deputy prosecutor Anna Zairi to conduct an investigation into the reasons behind the delay.
Meanwhile Justice Minister Nikos Paraskevopoulos is expected to meet with Dimitriou today to speed up trial proceedings due to the exceptional nature of the case.
Repeated delays have raised concerns that the offenses could expire under the statute of limitations. A meeting of senior government officials under Tsipras yesterday was reportedly told that the case could damage the government’s purported “moral advantage.”
New Democracy said yesterday that if the government is looking for culprits behind the delay then “it needs to look in the mirror.”