Con­victed em­bez­zler calls on sup­port­ers to rally

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Artemis Sorras, the man who claims to have enough money to pay off Greece’s en­tire pub­lic debt and that of its cit­i­zens, has called on his sup­port­ers to protest out­side Par­lia­ment if he is ar­rested fol­low­ing his con­vic­tion on Fri­day for em­bez­zle­ment. In a 20-minute video pub­lished on YouTube, Sorras claimed that he would never give him­self in to au­thor­i­ties and re­peat­edly called on his sup­port­ers to “keep your heads up.” He also claimed that Fri­day’s court ver­dict amounted to a ju­di­cial coup against him. Sorras and his wife were con­victed in ab­sen­tia of steal­ing some 50,000 euros from a busi­ness as­so­ciate. Sorras is the founder and leader of a na­tion­al­ist po­lit­i­cal or­ga­ni­za­tion called Con­ven­tion of Greeks, which has at­tracted thou­sands of fee-pay­ing fol­low­ers. His ac­tiv­i­ties are be­ing in­ves­ti­gated.

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