In what has become an ongoing saga, the case file of the former head of Greece's statistical service, ELSTAT, Andreas Georgiou, is to go before the Council of Appeals Court Judges for the third time after the Supreme Court's criminal section accepted a prosecutor's appeal against his earlier acquittal.
Supreme Court prosecutor Xeni Dimitriou on Thursday ordered an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the sale of Hellenic Army missiles and bombs to Saudi Arabia amid claims that the deal was carried out with a "suspicious broker."
Dimitriou asked corruption prosecutor Eleni Touloupaki to determine whether anyone should be charged in connection with the deal.
The Athens Misdemeanors Appeal Court on Tuesday handed a two-year sentence, suspended for three years, to the former chief of Greece's statistical service, ELSTAT.
Andreas Georgiou was found guilty on one of three counts of breach of duty for taking the decision to revise Greece's 2009 deficit figures without consulting with ELSTAT's other board members.