Probe into tagged in­mate who gave po­lice the slip

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Chief ap­peals prose­cu­tor An­to­nis Lio­gas yes­ter­day or­dered a pre­lim­i­nary in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the dis­ap­pear­ance from the po­lice’s radar of a woman un­der house ar­rest who had been fit­ted with an elec­tronic an­kle bracelet as she was con­sid­ered a flight risk.

Lio­gas de­manded a probe into whether po­lice were re­miss in their du­ties or the pri­vate com­pany re­spon­si­ble for fit­ting the tags and run­ning the GPS sys­tem that keeps track of sus­pects and con­victs is to blame.

The 43-year-old fugi­tive was await­ing trial over a scan­dal in­volv­ing mil­lions of eu­ros em­bez­zled from the state through pri­vate power com­pa­nies En­erga and Hel­las Power, which came to the fore in 2012. Au­thor­i­ties be­lieve the woman trav­eled from her cen­tral Athens home to the west­ern port of Pa­tra, where she may have boarded a ferry to Italy.

There are cur­rently eight in­mates fit­ted with track­ing de­vices in Greece, after the 43-year-old re­moved hers.

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