Court to rule on Tschochatzopoulos’s request for KYSEA testimony

Prosecutors at the trial of ex-Defense Minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos have asked the judges to reject his request for the members of the Government Council for Foreign Affairs and Defense (KYSEA) who co-signed the procurement deals under scrutiny to testify.

Tsochatzopoulos, who served as defense minister between 1996 and 2001, is accused of taking bribes and laundering money as part of the process of awarding procurement contracts.

“The members of KYSEA have nothing to offer to the procedure,” prosecutor Panagiotis Panagiotopoulos said on Thursday.

A court ruling on the issue was expected on Friday.

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