Popular Orthodox Rally (LAOS) head Giorgos Karatzaferis on Tuesday denied he was resigning from the party’s top position following allegations that payments of 1.65 millions had been made into offshore companies linked to him and members of his family.
Speaking on Antenna television on Tuesday, the politician argued that his initial response to the allegations had been misinterpreted. He also said that the case was a private matter which did not involve the party.
Reports in Real News weekly alleged that the payments were conducted by two businessmen acting as middlemen in the sale of Super Puma helicopters to Greek authorities.
Karatzaferis denied any knowledge of the people mentioned in the report though he did not deny a link to the offshore firms.