Athens tax office head arrested over bribe-taking

The department head at a tax office in Athens has been arrested on suspicion of accepting a bribe.

Police had been notified that the 61-year-old had asked for 2,300 euros in cash from a company that was expecting a return from tax authorities.

The woman was arrested in her office on Wednesday after receiving the alleged bribe in marked banknotes.

As a Finance Ministry employee, she faces felony charges over the incident.

Subscribe to our Newsletters

Enter your information below to receive our weekly newsletters with the latest insights, opinion pieces and current events straight to your inbox.

By signing up you are agreeing to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.