Prosecutor backs Areti Tsochatzopoulou’s appeal for release

A parole board prosecutor on Monday backed an appeal for release by Areti Tzochatzopoulou, currently serving a 12-year sentence for her role in laundering millions of euros in kickbacks received by her father, Akis Tsochatzopoulos, when he served as defense minister.

The prosecutor proposed that Tzochatzopoulou should be released on “humanitarian grounds” after the Thiva Prison inmate produced documents supporting that her presence is needed at the bedside of one of her three children, who suffers from health problems and needs to undergo surgery.

Akis Tsochatzopoulos was sentenced to 20 years in prison in October 2013.