PPC union leader faces magistrate on breach of faith charges

Nikos Fotopoulos, the head of the powerful GENOP-DEI union representing employees of the Public Power Corporation (PPC) was on Friday to face an investigating magistrate to answer to criminal charges of breach of faith.

The charges that have been brought against the union leader are linked to millions of euros in funding that GENOP-DEI received from PPC for trips and conferences for which public administration watchdog Leandros Rakintzis found bogus invoices.

Earlier this month the current CEO of PPC, Arthouros Zervos, and his predecessor, Takis Athanasopoulos, were questioned over the firm’s funding of union movements.