Corruption prosecutors raid the home of central banker Stournaras
The family home of the Governor of the Bank of Greece Yannis Stournaras was raided on Thursday by the corruption prosecutors, in relation to the investigation into advertising spending by the Hellenic Center for Disease Control & Prevention (KEELPNO).
The raid took place as the wife of Mr. Stournaras, Stavroula Nikolopoulou is allegedly involved in the scandal. KEELPNO is being investigation over 2 million euros spent on advertising, despite being in the position to have the messages broadcast free of charge, as well as discrepancies in the relevant tender procedures. The prosecutors reportedly confiscated documents and electronic files from Mrs. Nikolopoulou’s office.
During the raid Mr. Stournaras contacted the Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, who commented that the investigation does not concern the government and that it is a matter for the judiciary to look into. The central banker assured the Prime Minister that he has nothing to fear.
Additionally To Vima has been informed that Mr. Stournaras was in contact with European Central Bank Mario Draghi, who offered to issue a statement of support from the ECB. The Greek official reportedly declined, explaining that he will handle the matter himself.
In a statement issued by Mindwork Business Solutions, which is under investigation and owned by Mrs. Nikolopoulou, the firm alleges that there was no reason for the raid and that real aim was to target the Governor of the Bank of Greece.
You may be interested
FYROM Foreign Minister: We were and will remain Macedoniansmakis - Jan 19, 2018
Foreign Affairs Minister of FYROM Nikola Dimitrov clarified that his country’s interests in the negotiations with Greece over the name…
EuroWorking Group gives “go-ahead” for completion of 3rd reviewmakis - Jan 19, 2018
The EuroWorking Group (EWG) is expected to issue a positive report for the completion of the third review of the…
Tsipras: Solution not only for name dispute, but also to irredentist rhetoric by FYROMmakis - Jan 19, 2018
Greek PM Alexis Tsipras said his government was determined to reach a mutually acceptable solution on the name dispute with…