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ATHENS – A Greek Deputy Prosecutor has recommended that 64 people should stand trial in connection with a cash-for-contracts scandal involving the German engineering giant Siemens.

A council of judges will make the final decision whether to go along with the findings of financial crimes prosecutor Galinos Bris, who gave them a 2,368-page report on Nov. 24 after an investigation into a 1997 multi-million euro agreement, known as the 8002 contract, for Siemens to digitize OTE telecom’s national network.

Bris has recommended that a total of 64 people should be charged for bribery, money laundering and being accessories to these offenses.

Only one person has been held accountable so far, former Greek Transport Minister Tasos Mantelis, who received only a three-year suspended sentence after he was found to have accepted payments of 450,000 Deutsche Marks, the equivalent of 230,000 euros today, from Siemens between 1998 and 2000.

The Supreme Court deemed that the verdict of the appeals court to which Mantelis had taken his original conviction was correct in its judgment.

Mantelis has always maintained that the money he received from the German company was a donation to his election campaign.


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