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Five more arrested in Proton Bank case

Five people were arrested on Tuesday in connection with the Proton Bank embezzlement case, taking the total number of suspects in custody to 12.

Following the issuing of warrants by magistrate Ioanna Hatzaki, the Alapis pharmaceutical firm’s former managing director Vassilis Karamouzis, his wife Ioanna Tori and businessmen Antonis Rogopoulos, Giorgos Georgaras and Ilias Makris were taken into custody.

They are accused of being part of a network that obtained illegal loans from the bank, whose main shareholder, Lavrentis Lavrentiadis, is in custody. His partner, Petros Kyriakidis, remains at large. He is one of four more suspects being sought in connection to the case.