Ex transport minister to face court for driving with fake license plates

Former Transport Minister Michalis Liapis is to stand trial on Monday on charges of false certification and forgery after being caught on December 17 driving a car with false license plates.

Returning to Athens Airport on Friday afternoon from a trip to Malaysia, Liapis told the scrum of reporters he was confronted with that he had gone on the trip to “relax after my dramatic experience” and blamed the Greek media for hounding him after his arrest.

The former conservative minister, who claims to have handed in his license plates to the authorities as financial constraints prevented him from paying increased road tax, faces a suspended jail sentence of between six months to five years if convicted.

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