Thessaloniki transport chief arrested over corporate debts

The head of the Thessaloniki Urban Transport Organization (OASTH) will face a judge in February over alleged company debts to the state amounting to nearly 3 million euros.

Christos Stefanidis was arrested on Thursday and arraigned on Friday.

He told a prosecutor in the northern port city that the company’s arrears in social security contributions comprise half the stipulated amount and argued that this debt has accrued in the past few months as the state has arrears of its own toward OASTH.