UK court to rule on Hellenic Postbank suspects' extradition in July

A UK court examining a request submitted by Greek authorities for the extradition of businessman Kyriakos Griveas and his spouse, Anastasia Vatsika, is expected to issue a ruling between July 22 and 24, Kathimerini understands.

The couple are wanted in Greece in connection to a probe into unsecured loans issued by Hellenic Postbank (TT) that were worth 17 million euros and allegedly ended up in their personal bank accounts.

The pair handed themselves in to British authorities in January and were later released on a 50,000-pound bail.

Their lawyers have made a number of requests before a trial can take place including an on-site inspection of Korydallos Prison in Athens and an evaluation of Greece’s legal system to make sure that the offenses are crimes under British law.