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Prosecutor seeks probe into deputy parliamentary speaker’s finances

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The Greek Supreme Court’s prosecutor for corruption on Tuesday called on Parliament to lift the immunity from prosecution of deputy parliamentary speaker Alexis Mitropoulos over alleged tax evasion and money laundering.

If Parliament approves the request, the left-wing SYRIZA lawmaker may be investigated over claims that he received a fee of $1 million for services rendered in his capacity as a lawyer several years ago and failed to declare these assets to Greek tax authorities.

In May 2013, Mitropoulos had submitted paperwork challenging the allegations made by two business partners over a decade ago.