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Mitsotakis sues Laliotis for 1 bln drs

Conservative former Prime Minister Constantine Mitsotakis yesterday filed a one-billion-drachma compensation suit against PASOK’s new general secretary, Costas Laliotis, for claiming he had access to suspect funds through an offshore company account. In his suit, Mitsotakis said he was seeking satisfaction for the defamatory and in many ways paranoid claims Laliotis – an old foe – made against him and his family. Last week, Laliotis claimed he had saved the state coffers more than 100 billion drachmas by renegotiating the Spata airport contract – first negotiated by Mitsotakis’s government – after PASOK regained power in 1993. He then alleged that Mitsotakis was involved with the movements of a specific account of a specific Liberian company called Mayo Investments Corporation, and called for an investigation into the Mitsotakis family’s alleged connection with the company.