Former general secretary for public revenues will not face trial

TAGS: Justice

The former general secretary for public revenues, Katerina Savvaidou, will not face trial on charges of attempted breach of trust, according to a ruling by the council of appeals court judges made public Thursday.

In April a prosecutor had asked for Savvaidou to be tried for breach of trust, a charge aggravated by the provisions of laws against the embezzlement of state funding.

This followed a decision in October 2015 by then anti-corruption prosecutor Eleni Raikou, who brought felony charges against Savvaidou related to a case of breach of duty in connection to her alleged decision to review a fine of 78 million euros imposed on an IT company.