Disgraced judge angers lawyers with new legal firm

The Athens Bar Association on Tuesday called on authorities to take action against a law firm set up by a former judge just a few weeks after he was released from prison.

The head of the ABA, Yiannis Adamopoulos, issued a statement claiming the firm, Kalousis and Partners, had no right to operate as former judge Evangelos Kalousis has no license to practice law.

Kalousis, who was jailed in 2009 for being a member of a trial-fixing ring, was freed in February after serving three-fifths of his sentence.

The former judge was originally given a 20-year jail sentence but this was reduced to 12 years after Kalousis appealed the verdict.