Thessaloniki lawyer arrested for defrauding fund

A 40-year-old lawyer has been arrested in Thessaloniki on suspicion of defrauding the Loans and Deposits Fund.

The lawyer is alleged to have doctored court decisions and forged power of attorney documents to collect money his clients had deposited at the fund as part of the trial process.

Authorities said the suspect had collected 9,150 euros illegally since June.

He was arrested as he attempted to make off with another 2,415 euros.

The lawyer is a member of Golden Dawn and stood with the Nationalist Lawyers of Thessaloniki Movement in the local bar association’s elections.

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