Seven charged with corruption over sale of Daimler vehicles to Greek military

Greek anti-corruption prosecutors have issued felony charges against seven people in Greece and Germany allegedly connected to the bribing of public officials over the sale of vehicles made by Daimler to the Greek armed forces.

The charges relate to contracts that were fulfilled while jailed ex-Defense Minster Akis Tsochatzopoulos and his successor, Yiannos Papantoniou, were in charge of the military.

Daimler executives are alleged to have paid 2 million euros in bribes to Greek officials via the company’s representative in Greece, Emmanouil Lainopoulos, who has also been charged.

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