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Ex mayor on trial

Former Thessaloniki Mayor Vassilis Papageorgopoulos and 17 other people are to stand trial for allegedly embezzling almost 52 million euros from the municipality?s coffers.

?Finally, four-and-a-half years after I uncovered the embezzlement by a corrupt municipal employee, this case is coming to trial,? said Papageorgopoulos.

?At last it is time for the slanderers to be exposed.? The ex-mayor and former Deputy Mayor Michalis Zoridis had their bail set at 300,000 euros.