Tsochatzopoulos denies money laundering at landmark trial

Tsochatzopoulos denies money laundering at landmark trial

 

Greek former Defence Minister Akis Tsohatzopoulos arrives for a court trial as defendant for money laundering in Athens on Monday.

Former Defense Minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos vehemently refuted charges of money laundering on Monday as the most significant criminal trial of a key political figure in the past 22 years got under way.

Tsochatzopoulos, who has been accused of setting up a complex money laundering scheme to conceal millions of euros in kickbacks he is alleged to have received from defense contracts, is being tried along with another 18 suspects including his wife and daughter, his ex-wife and several former businesses associates.