Tsochatzopoulos appeals trial to resume on October 23

The appeals trial of former Defense Minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos and 16 others against the heavy sentences they were given last year after being implicated in a huge-money laundering network set up by the one-time Socialist strongman is to resume on October 23, court sources said on Friday.

A five-judge appeals court sat for the trial’s opening on Friday but the proceedings were limited to procedural matters, not the substance of the appeals.

The 75-year-old ex-minister is currently serving a 20-year sentence at Korydallos high-security prison in Athens. His wife and daughter are serving 12-year terms.

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