Judges rapped over kick­backs

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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.

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