Eleni Raikou

Ex prosecutor accuses former minister of costing the state

In her second day of testimony before a parliamentary committee probing possible political interference in the Novartis bribery investigation, Greece's former top corruption prosecutor Eleni Raikou on Wednesday claimed that former alternate justice minister Dimitris Papangelopoulos had cost the Greek state millions of euros as well as seeking to intervene in the probe. 

House panel probing former justice minister gets to work

A cross-party committee that is to investigate whether former alternate justice minister Dimitris Papangelopoulos should be prosecuted over suspected interventions in an investigation into the alleged bribery of Greek politicians by Swiss drugmaker Novartis sat for the first time on Wednesday.

Former justice minister rejects intervention accusations in Novartis probe

Former alternate minister for justice Dimitris Papangelopoulos vehemently denied accusations by a former chief prosecutor for corruption that he had used his influence to intervene in her work on a number of cases, including the alleged Novartis bribery scandal.

Ex-prosecutor says former minister meddled in Novartis case

Greece's former chief prosecutor for corruption, Eleni Raikou, presented evidence on Monday indicating that ex-alternate minister for justice Dimitris Papangelopoulos had used his influence, "in the manner of a pimp," to intervene in her work on a number of cases, including the Novartis bribery scandal.

Former corruption prosecutor accuses Papangelopoulos of intervention

Greece's former corruption prosecutor Eleni Raikou, who quit her post in 2017 over alleged political interference in the Novartis bribery investigation, on Monday accused former Alternate Justice Minister Dimitris Papangelopoulos of a series of interventions in her work. 

BoG chief to testify in probe into Novartis case meddling

With a special parliamentary committee to be set up in the coming days to investigate the possible mishandling of the Novartis bribery probe, a judicial investigation into claims of political interventions is to continue Monday with the testimony of Bank of Greece Governor Yannis Stournaras.

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