Giakoumatos reacts after police arrest wife, brother for alleged tax offenses

The wife and brother of New Democracy MP Gerasimos Giakoumatos faced a prosecutor Monday on suspicion of tax offenses.

The pair are being questioned in connection to finances of the family business, a retirement home in the northern Athenian suburb of Neo Psychico. The lawmaker’s brother was the managing director, while his wife was the home’s president.

The MP himself is protected from prosecution by his parliamentary immunity.

“This is about a small tax offense that we have never been asked to explain. This is what the crime is all about,” the deputy told journalists.