Financial Prosecutor’s Office investigating coronavirus media campaign


The Financial Prosecutor’s Office has been investigating the coronavirus information campaign since April 2020 according to sources within the justice system cited by the state-run news agency AMNA.

The investigation is looking into the allotment of 31 million euros to Greek media to promote the government’s campaign and into possible criminal actions by representatives of the company that was assigned with managing the payments made by to various media groups.

They are specifically looking into whether there is evidence to support charges of breach of duty and the legalization of income acquired through illegal activity.

The Financial Prosecutor’s Office launched the investigation following a criminal complaint filed to the Supreme Court by 48 citizens in April.

A seperate part of the complaint that concerns politicians was passed on to parliament in May. No further details were available on the status of that file.