Swiss help needed in bribery probe

Greek prosecutors are set to contact Swiss authorities in the coming days to ask for the details of a bank account they believe is at the heart of the alleged bribery process for military procurements a decade ago, Kathimerini understands.

Prosecutors believe money was transferred into the account from 2000 to 2003 and again in 2007. The account has come to light as a result of the probe into former Defense Minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos. However, the payments also occurred when Tsochatzopoulos had been succeeded by Yiannos Papantoniou, who is being investigated by the Financial Crimes Squad.

Prosecutors expect to have the information from Switzerland in about two months.