Saturday Jan 31, 2015 Search
Weather | Athens
16o C
13o C
News
Business
Comment
Life
Sports
Community
Survival Guide
Greek Edition
Psomiadis brothers released on 20,000 euro bail

Panayiotis and Dionysis Psomiadis, brothers who served respectively as prefect and deputy prefect of Thessaloniki, were granted conditional release on Monday and ordered to pay 20,000 euros each in bail after pleading not guilty to corruption charges.

The pair are being accused of granting tenders for two projects pertaining to the re-sodding of soccer pitches, directly and without advertising for competitive bids, a breach of procedure and transparency rules.

Panayiotis Psomiadis defended his decision to award the projects directly, arguing that it was common practice among local authorities and saying that it did not cause any additional burden on state coffers. His brother followed a similar line of defense.

Testifying to the investigating magistrate on behalf of Panayiotis Psomiadis, former New Democracy minister Prokopis Pavlopoulos said that he "will not abandon people he knows did not steal."

In 2012, a Thessaloniki appeals court upheld a 12-month jail sentence against Panayiotis Psomiadis, who was suspended from his position as governor of Central Macedonia the previous summer after reducing a fine for local gas station that sold adulterated fuel. In March 2013 he was given a 15-month suspended jail sentence for breach of duty and faith with regard to the protection of Lake Koroneia, near Thessaloniki.

ekathimerini.com , Tuesday Jul 8, 2014 (09:22)  
Judges´ report on Golden Dawn case expected next week
Karamanlis, Bakoyannis discuss ND´s future
Imia flyover sparks Turkish reaction
Greece set on path for collision with its lenders
Increase in minimum salary is left aside for now
The Labor Ministry’s new administration is preparing to take cautious steps in the context of broader planning for employment and enterprises, which will risk creating a shock in the domesti...
Decline in euro rate has exporters eyeing growth in 2015
A decline in the exchange rate of the euro against the US dollar, as well as other major currencies, is key if Greek enterprises, and their eurozone counterparts, are to regain a significant...
Inside Business
BASKETBALL
Panathinaikos preserves perfect home record
After yet another great performance at home, Panathinaikos defeated Galatasaray 86-77 in Athens on Friday to get to three wins in five games at the Euroleague top-16. The Greek champion shoo...
SOCCER
Gattuso: Unpaid OFI players couldn´t buy food
Former coach Gennaro Gattuso has lifted the lid on the plight of crisis-club OFI Crete which has been banned from playing in the Super League until it clears mounting debts with its staff. T...
Inside Sports
INTERVIEW
SYRIZA must come up with ‘pragmatic solutions,’ Schulz tells Kathimerini
“SYRIZA must realize that it is now the Greek government, not a party running an election campaign,” European Parliament President Martin Schulz, the first European official to visit Greece ...
COMMENTARY
Strange haste
The members of the new government must have a lot of confidence in themselves. Several days before announcing his program, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and his cabinet have opened up a mult...
Inside Comment
SPONSORED LINK: FinanzNachrichten.de
SPONSORED LINK: BestPrice.gr
 RECENT NEWS
1. Panathinaikos preserves perfect home record
2. Increase in minimum salary is left aside for now
3. Decline in euro rate has exporters eyeing growth in 2015
4. TAIPED is stripped of its management and most projects
5. Tourism to build on last year’s massive growth
6. HFSF portfolio sees its value diminish
more news
Today
This Week
1. SYRIZA must come up with ‘pragmatic solutions,’ Schulz tells Kathimerini
2. Why Greece went left while Europe turns to right
3. Capital flees Greece at fastest pace since 2011
4. Greek government's signals very mixed, ECB's Jazbec says
5. EU's Schulz: Greece should follow EU line on Russia
6. Monastiraki restaurant fire prompts panic, restricted before spread
Today
This Week
1. Greek Elections 2015 | LIVE
2. SYRIZA heads for historic victory but without majority
3. Greek Elections 2015 | LIVE
4. Greek Elections 2015: The day after | LIVE
5. SYRIZA's win will test institutions
6. Athens may veto further EU sanctions against Russia
   Find us ...
  ... on
Twitter
     ... on Facebook   
About us  |  Subscriptions  |  Advertising  |  Contact us  |  Athens Plus  |  RSS  |   
Copyright © 2015, H KAΘHMEPINH All Rights Reserved.