Stamati makes new appeal to be placed under house arrest

Viki Stamati, the wife of jailed former Defense Minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos, on Wednesday lodged the latest in a string of appeals to have her prison sentence for money laundering commuted to house arrest, with her lawyer saying Stamati was desperate to see her son and had “suicidal tendencies.”

Addressing an Athens court on Wednesday, Stamati’s lawyer Frangiskos Ragousis said Stamati “is not looking to have fun or socialize” but to be permitted to take her son to school.

Stamati last month escaped from the Dromokaitio Hospital, a psychiatric clinic where she has been receiving treatment for depression.

Addressing the court on Wednesday, she said, “it is a great feat that I am here today and that I came on the previous occasions,” noting that she had been at the clinic for 522 days following a year-and-a-half at Attica’s high-security Korydallos Prison.

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