Court rejects Tsochatzopoulos’ early release request

Court rejects Tsochatzopoulos’ early release request

Athens, July 21, 2016/ Independent Balkan News Agency

By Spiros Sideris

The five-member Court of Appeal for Felonies on Thursday unanimously rejected a request for early release filed by former Defense Minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos, who has been imprisoned for bribery charges related to a submarine programme.

The request was tabled on Wednesday by Tsochatzopoulos’ lawyer. In his request the former minister had cited his advanced age as well as health issues.

A prosecutor told the court that Tsochatzopoulos may commit new money laundering activities if released.