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The wife of a former minister arrested for tax frauds

28 January 2014 / 13:01:51  GRReporter
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Former minister and deputy Gerasimos Yiakoumatos’ wife Eleni Theodorou spent the night in the prison of the police station in Attica, as well as his brother, the accountant of nursing home for the elderly "Agios Haralambos" and its manager, because of charges raised against them.

In particular, the four defendants are charged with the issuance of incorrect tax receipts and will face the court on Tuesday. Upon leaving the prosecutor’s office, the accountant described the allegations as "completely unfounded", adding, "They have thrown us to the lions."

The four detainees before the prosecutor

The four detainees were brought to the administrative building of the Greek court on "Evelpidon" street after 6:30 pm yesterday in order for the authorities to bring accusations against them. According to their defender Dimitris Avarkiotis, the defendants deny the charges, claiming that they have nothing to do with the act attributed to them and stressing that, so far, the authorities have not informed them of any tax violations.

Yiakoumatos family

History of arrest

So, deputy  Gerasimos Yiakoumatos’ wife and brother were arrested on Monday morning for concealing the sum of 24,000 euro, following an inspection by the economic police in the nursing home for the elderly "Agios Haralambos" run by the defendants in Psychiko neighbourhood. The accountant of the home and its manager are under arrest as well whereas the deputy is not because of his legislative immunity.

Gerasimos Yiakoumatos states that the offence is not severe and explains that the home belongs to his brother whereas his wife is only its chairwoman.

"There is no charge against me. As for my brother, the case is about a minor offence and he says that everything is legal and there is no violation. My wife was just a chairwoman. She has no connection with the case", states the deputy.

The nursing home for the elderly "Agios Haralambos" in Psychiko neighbourhood

According to the Greek police, by order of the prosecutor of the Athens court, they arrested two men, aged 65 and 52, and two women, aged 54, for tax violations in a joint stock company for the provision of services.

Tags: Gerasimos YiakoumatosArrestGreek policeTax violations
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