Prosecutor calls for ex-stats boss not to face trial
A prosecutor has proposed that the former head of the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT), Andreas Georgiou, should not stand trial for allegedly tampering with Greece’s 2009 deficit figure to justify an international bailout.
Prosecutor Ioannis Koutras said there was no evidence to suggest that the former IMF economist should face felony charges. The decision now lies with the Council of Appeals Court Judges. The prosecutor’s proposal came after the Supreme Court reopened in August the investigation into whether Georgiou had indeed altered public debt data.