SDOE worker, police officer, two lawyers tied to extortion

Two prominent Athens lawyers, an employee of the Financial Crimes Squad (SDOE) and a policeman were arrested on Thursday in an attempted extortion case.

The case came to light after the owner of a firm trading in precious metals claimed the lawyers asked her for 400,000 euros to secure the return of 16 kilos of gold that was seized from her business in a previous SDOE inspection. It appears that one of the SDOE inspectors sought the help of the lawyers to seek a payoff for returning the gold. The suspects were caught handing the businesswoman the money in unmarked bills.

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.