Six jailed over fake IDs scam


A total of six persons accused of being part of a criminal gang supplying fake Greek IDs to criminals and foreign nationals have been remanded after depositions in front of a corruption crimes prosecutor and an examining magistrate.

Three of the 20 arrested persons were ordered jailed Saturday night: a 61-year-old from Kazakhstan considered the leader of the gang, his adopted son and the head of a police precinct in Western Attica accused of cooperating with the leader.

Early Saturday, a police officer, an employee at a municipal birth registry office and an Albanian national, all , were remanded early Saturday after their depositions. 

A total of fourteen individuals facing similar charges have been released under restrictive conditions. They include seven police officers, an employee at the Citizens’ Protection Ministry, a lawyer and five foreign nationals.