Jailed Lavrentiadis ‘remanded’ again on charges of moral accomplice for murder

A magistrate ordered late Thursday that businessman Lavrentis Lavrentiadis, the former main shareholder of Proton Bank, be remanded in custody on charges of being the moral accomplice in the attempted murder of a 43-year-old entrepreneur who sustained serious injuries when a bomb sent to his home in Vouliagmeni, south of Athens, exploded in his hands in June 2012.

Lavrentiadis is already in pretrial custody in Attica’s high-security Korydallos Prison pending trial for embezzlement related to Proton Bank’s issuing millions of euros in non-performing loans to businesses connected to Lavrentiadis. He is being held at the prison’s psychiatric clinic after citing serious health problems.

The magistrate issued her decision after visiting Lavrentiadis at Korydallos where she questioned him for several hours in connection with last year’s bomb assault which Lavrentiadis is alleged to have ordered following a personal dispute with the other businessman.