Man wanted for embezzlement arrested in Mount Athos

A 48-year-old man who had been avoiding arrest after receiving three life sentences over charges of embezzling some 9 million euros from the state, was arrested in Karyes, the capital of the Mount Athos monastic community in northern Greece.

The suspect had been a former financial inspector at the Dafni and Hymettus municipalities in Athens.

Early reports suggested the suspect had been posing as a monk and had spent the last 8 years living in the Greek Orthodox community.

He was expected to face a Thessaloniki prosecutor on Tuesday.