Clock ticking for Folli Follie case

With the risk that the statute of limitations will expire for a number of offenses related to the criminal case of troubled jewelry maker Folli Follie looming, the trial is expected to finally take place in June as the Athens Bar Association is poised to grant permission for lawyers to attend the proceedings.

The trial of Folli Follie had for a long time been essentially deadlocked, as lawyers had declared abstention from their duties in trials concerning criminal organizations due to legal disagreements which they cited regarding a legislative provision stating that any sentences to be imposed, even for a few months' imprisonment, will be served - that is, the defendants will go to jail.

The way things stand now, and if nothing changes, the trial will continue in June.

"The Athens Bar Association has decided to give permission to its members, lawyers, to...

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