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Former ND deputy denies involvement in will-forging gang

A former New Democracy MP who is alleged to have been part of a gang that forged rich people’s wills to obtain their assets after their deaths on Friday denied any involvement in the gang.

Alexis Kougias, the lawyer of the former parliamentarian who cannot be named for legal reasons, issued a statement on his behalf. “Our client has instructed us to cooperate with judges and prosecutors to clear up the matter,” it said, adding that a new statement would be issued detailing “when and how” this would happen.

So far seven people have been arrested and another three are wanted in connection to the alleged fraud, which led to the gang amassing 12 properties and 480,000 euros in cash.