Banker arrested for taking bribe from businessman to release EU funds
A deputy bank director in Greece’s National Bank was arrested for bribery on Thursday, after he took cash from a businessman to facilitate the release of EU funds which had been approved, police said.
Authorities also arrested two officers of the financial crimes unit (SDOE), an employee of the General Secretariat for Revenues and the banker’s wife in connection with the case.
The banker was caught receiving 3,000 euros from a businessman in order to release NSRF funds which had been approved, but which he could not collect because of debts owed by the man’s deceased father.
Police is expected to make announcements while the bank has also launched an investigation.
You may be interested
No Tram and Metro services in Athens on Thursday due to strikePanos - Nov 25, 2020
Commuters in Athens will have no tram and metro services this Thursday, November 26, after staff in STASY, the fixed-rail…
Suspected ISIS member arrested in Athens sent to prisonPanos - Nov 25, 2020
A 27-year-old Syrian arrested last week on charges of being a member of the ISIS terrorist group was led to prison…
European Commission reaches deal with Moderna for Covid-19 vaccine, EU official tells ReutersPanos - Nov 25, 2020
The European Commission has reached an agreement with Moderna to supply its Covid-19 vaccine, a European official told Reuters. Moderna announced…