Prosecutor says 32 should stand trial for corruption in submarine purchase

A prosecutor has recommended that a total of 32 people go on trial for corruption in connection to the purchase of submarines for the Hellenic Navy while Akis Tsochatzopoulos, who is already in jail for money laundering, was in charge at the Defense Ministry.

The suspects include businessmen, military personnel, public officials and a Greek representative of a German arms firm. Several of Tsochatzopoulos’s former aides should also join them, according to prosecutor Efstathios Vergonis’s recommendation.

The probe into the procurement has so far led to 40 million euros of the bribes paid being recovered by the Greek state.