Prose­cu­tor calls for ex-stats boss not to face trial

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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.

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