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Ex-justice minister asks for more time, witnesses in Novartis investigation probe

Former justice minister Dimitris Papangelopoulos on Thursday requested a month-long extension to prepare his defense to a parliamentary committee investigating allegations that he sought to influence a judicial probe into the Novartis bribery affair.

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. 

Deputy prosecutor claims there was plan to jail politicians

Testifying on Friday in the probe of the alleged bribery scandal implicating Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis, 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. 

Forgotten credit

Amid the enthusiasm and the celebrations regarding the fact that figures in the top echelons of Greece's Golden Dawn are being tried in connection with the criminal activities of the neo-Nazi party, many people appear to have forgotten that it was thanks to the determination of Antonis Samaras' administration that the scattered case file was brought together and the phenomenon was dealt with in

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. 

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