Two Greek tax inspectors acquitted of bribery charges

A Thessaloniki court on Friday acquitted two tax inspectors over charges of accepting a 30,000-euro bribe to speed up a company tax inspection in order for its owner to receive a VAT return in 2007.

While the tax inspectors had been convicted in a first trial, the court ruled that a legal technicality relating to when the bribe was paid meant that they should be cleared of the charges.