Deputy Supreme Court prosecutor implicates gov’t official in Novartis affair

Deputy Supreme Court Prosecutor Ioannis Angelis has implicated a government official in an alleged bribery scandal involving the Swiss drugs manufacturer Novartis, in a statement issued Wednesday.
The official, who is said to be active in the judicial sector, is identified only as "Rasputin."
In the same statement, Angelis called on Supreme Court Prosecutor Xeni Dimitriou, Justice Minister Michalis Kalogirou and the corruption prosecutors to testify in the case.
He alleged that the probe into the potential implication of political officials into the Novartis affair has been marred by a series of irregularities, while making allegations of a campaign to victimize political rivals.
On Tuesday, just a few days before her scheduled retirement, Dimitriou ordered a probe into the handling of the investigation. Kalogirou meanwhile ordered a separate disciplinary...

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