Supreme Court re­opens cases

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Supreme Court prose­cu­tor Xeni Dim­itriou yes­ter­day or­dered the re­open­ing of all case files re­lat­ing to the ac­tiv­i­ties of Artemis Sorras, the self-pro­claimed bil­lion­aire and leader of na­tion­al­ist po­lit­i­cal group­ing Con­ven­tion of Greeks. Most of the case files re­late to calls by Sorras’s or­ga­ni­za­tion for Greeks not to pay their dues to the state and so­cial in­sur­ance funds. Mean­while Jus­tice Min­is­ter Stavros Kon­to­nis for­warded to the Supreme Court a 2013 de­ci­sion by an Athens mis­de­meanors court that cleared Sorras of charges of spread­ing false in­for­ma­tion re­lat­ing to claims that he had ac­cess to bil­lions of dol­lars to help Greece emerge from its eco­nomic cri­sis. The af­fair fu­eled a sharp ex­change be­tween the govern­ment and New Democ­racy. Kon­to­nis said the op­po­si­tion party had “sur­passed ev­ery level of po­lit­i­cal ridicu­lous­ness” by blam­ing the govern­ment for a “phe­nom­e­non” that, it said, emerged dur­ing the reign of the pre­vi­ous con­ser­va­tive-led coali­tion.

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