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Crooked Greek bishop jailed for embezzlement after months on the run

A 67-year-old bishop being sought for embezzlement and money laundering by an investigating magistrate on the island of Kos in the Dodecanese was arrested on Tuesday in Athens.

A magistrate had issued a warrant for the arrest of the cleric, who was not named, for laundering the proceeds of unspecified criminal activities.

The 67-year-old has been sentenced to seven years in jail for embezzlement but had been at large for months, sources said.