Court clears ex minister Voulgarakis, wife of false declaration charges

An Athens misdemeanors court on Thursday cleared former conservative minister Giorgos Voulgarakis and his wife Ekaterini Peleki, a notary, of charges of submitting inaccurate declaration of assets (pothen esches) forms in 2007.

The charges related to deposits in a Geneva bank amounting to 117,000 euros, a sum featured on the so-called Lagarde list.

As the account was in the name of Peleki’s father, who granted her power of attorney to access it, the court deemed that neither she nor Voulgarakis could be regarded as having been in possession of the money nor of having attempted to hide it.

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