THESSALONIKI – The former Mayor of Greece’s second largest city was set to stand trail on Nov. 17 for a second case against him for corruption.
Vassilis Papageorgopoulos, a dentist and former sprinter, is already serving a prison sentence for embezzlement that was cut from life to 12 years and he’s seeking to have it cut further.
Papageorgopoulos and another 16 people are due to be tried in connection to some 1 million euros that was found to be missing from municipal coffers.
He first conviction was for stealing another 17.9 million euros from Thessaloniki Municipality. He was a member of the ruling New Democracy Conservatives of Prime Minister Antonis Samaras.