Two Athens lawyers face fraud, forgery charges

Police said on Wednesday that arrest warrants have been issued for two Athens lawyers, aged 31 and 32, who face multiple charges of fraud and forgery.

The pair are alleged to have extracted 25,000 euros from the owner of a company manufacturing refrigeration systems by convincing him that they could secure him a contract worth 10 million euros with a large bank.

The younger of the two lawyers is said to have convinced the businessman that he would liaise with the bank and to have introduced the 32-year-old accomplice as a high-ranking bank executive.

The victim claims his company suffered losses worth around 1 million euros due to preparations for the contract he had anticipated.