Supreme Court appoints two new financial prosecutors

The Supreme Court named two judicial officials on Monday to replace outgoing financial prosecutors Spyros Mouzakitis and Grigoris Peponis.

Panayiotis Athanasiou, who has in the past investigated the Siemens cash-for-contracts scandal, will become the main financial prosecutor.

Galinos Bris, who has been involved in probing former Defense Minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos, will be Athanasiou’s deputy.

It was confirmed on May 10 that Mouzakitis and Peponis would be stepping down and handing over many of their duties to new “corruption prosecutors”.

First Instance Court prosecutor Eleni Raikou took the post in Athens while appeals court prosecutor Argyris Dimopoulos was appointed in Thessaloniki.

Their task is to probe public officials over the mismanagement of state funds.