Judges rapped over kickbacks
In the latest jab at the judiciary by the leftist-led government, Alternate Justice Minister Dimitris Papangelopoulos yesterday suggested that judges and prosecutors were basically complicit in covering up a “deluge” of kickbacks from state defense contracts under previous administrations.
“There was a period when defense kickbacks were raining down, or rather coming down like a tropical storm or a deluge,” he told Parliament yesterday during a discussion of the findings of a House committee probe into defense contracts. “The unfortunate thing is that... certain prosecutors and judges acted as if they didn’t realize what was happening,” he said. “Apart from being blind, justice also put in earplugs,” he said.