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Seven convicted of embezzling over 900,000 euros in EU farm subsidies

Seven people in Serres in northern Greece were sentenced to between three and six years in prison on Friday, after being found guilty of embezzling European farming subsidies.

Another 34 people were acquitted in the same case, which concerns more than 900,000 euros in subsidies granted for tomato cultivation on the basis of falsified certificates.

Tomato manufacturers, former state officials and the president of the regional association of agricultural cooperatives are among those who were found guilty.