Witness in Novartis case claims there was plan to jail politicians

Testifying on Friday in the probe into the alleged bribery scandal implicating Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis and Greek politicians and doctors, deputy prosecutor Ioannis Angelis alleged that there was an organized plan to jail three politicians, including former prime minister Antonis Samaras, on the eve of national elections last year. 

Angelis told Supreme Court deputy prosecutor Evangelos Zacharis the other two politicians were current Development Minister Adonis Georgiadis and Movement for Change lawmaker Andreas Loverdos. Both had served as health ministers.

Angelis, who is among witnesses that have claimed there was political interference in the case, said that he discussed the plan with former Supreme Court prosecutor Xeni Dimitriou and General Inspector of Public Administration Maria Papaspyrou.

Zacharis is now expected to decide if and when...

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