Ex-Thessaloniki mayor to stand in second embezzlement trial

Ex-Thessaloniki Mayor Vassilis Papageorgopoulos, already serving a prison sentence for embezzlement, is to due to stand trial in a separate corruption case on Monday.

Papageorgopoulos and another 16 people are due to be tried in connection to some 1 million euros that was found to be missing from municipal coffers.

The former mayor is currently serving a 12-year sentence for the embezzlement of another 17.9 million euros from Thessaloniki Municipality.

He has appealed this ruling.