Monday November 24, 2014 Search
Weather | Athens
14o C
10o C
News
Business
Comment
Life
Sports
Community
Survival Guide
Greek Edition
Lavrentiadis transferred to psychiatric hospital

Former Proton Bank chief Lavrentis Lavrentiadis, who was arrested on Thursday on charges of embezzlement and fraud, was on Friday transferred to the Dafni psychiatric hospital, west of Athens, after testifying for four hours before an investigating magistrate from a hospital bed yesterday following his admission to the Evangelismos facility in Athens.

Lavrentiadis was admitted to the Evangelismos late on Thursday after citing health problems when police tried to arrest him. Lavrentiadis, who suffers from rheumatoid arthritis, issued a statement complaining that the decision to jail him overlooked his health problems and were based on a "biased" report by the Bank of Greece.

"The justice system is responsible for anything that might happen to me now," he said.

Meanwhile police sources indicated that 16 members of the businessmans private security detail had been arrested late on Thursday including two policemen and two coast guard frogmen.

Earlier yesterday, a prosecutor issued an arrest warrant for publisher Petros Kyriakides, in connection with the alleged issuing by Proton Bank of some 700 million euros in bad loans.

Police said three high-ranking Proton executives had also been arrested in connection with the same case.

ekathimerini.com , Friday December 14, 2012 (22:04)  
Scientists expand excavation of ancient Amphipolis
Cyprus on agenda in Biden visit to Istanbul
PASOK nixes Papandreou leadership challenge
Troika tests govt nerves as budget rift persists
EU said to plan 21 billion-euro risk-sharing fund for investment
The European Union is planning a 21 billion-euro ($26 billion) fund to share the risks of new projects with private investors, two EU officials said. The new entity is designed to have an im...
ANALYSIS
Countdown to missed opportunity for EU economy
The countdown has begun to what threatens to be a missed opportunity to revive Europe's stalled economy. When European Union leaders meet on Dec. 18-19 under new management, they have a chan...
Inside Business
BASKETBALL
Olympiakos ends PAOKs unbeaten run in Basket League
Olympiakos put an end to PAOKs unbeaten run in the Basket League with an emphatic win at the Peace and Friendship Stadium, leaving Panathinaikos as the only team with a perfect record so fa...
INTERVIEW
Tokyo hopes to change the world
The 2020 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo will serve as a springboard for the rebuilding of Japans image and economy following the triple blow of the earthquake, tsunami and nuc...
Inside Sports
COMMENTARY
Extremism from a bygone era
There are times when we seem to be overcome by self-destructive madness. I hear various commentators and politicians speaking in extreme terms of a junta, of defections, gallows, collaborato...
EDITORIAL
No call for more games
Psychological warfare has been a part of the negotiations between the troika and Athens from the very start of the crisis. But the situation is much different now and troika decision-makers ...
Inside Comment
SPONSORED LINK: FinanzNachrichten.de
SPONSORED LINK: BestPrice.gr
RECENT NEWS
1. Scientists expand excavation of ancient Amphipolis
2. EU said to plan 21 billion-euro risk-sharing fund for investment
3. Countdown to missed opportunity for EU economy
4. Olympiakos ends PAOKs unbeaten run in Basket League
5. Athens deserves slack from creditors
6. Transfer tax to be based on actual property cost, not objective value
more news
Today
This Week
1. Countdown to missed opportunity for EU economy
2. Scientists expand excavation of ancient Amphipolis
3. EU said to plan 21 billion-euro risk-sharing fund for investment
4. Extremism from a bygone era
5. No call for more games
6. Carlsberg to use Greece as regional junction
Today
This Week
1. Double quake on Atalanti fault line rattles Greek capital [Update]
2. Biden heads to Istanbul amid tension over Cyprus EEZ violation
3. Anti-junta uprising anniversary to be marked amid tight security
4. Every age has its collaborators
5. Carlsberg takes control of Greek brewer Olympic Brewery [Update]
6. Give Greece a chance
Find us ...
... on
Twitter
... on Facebook
About us  |  Subscriptions  |  Advertising  |  Contact us  |  Athens Plus  |  RSS  |   
Copyright 2014, H KAΘHMEPINH All Rights Reserved.