Public revenues official charged with breach of duty


The Athens First Instance Court prosecutor’s office filed charges of breach of duty against the general secretary for public revenues, Katerina Savvaidou, on Thursday.

Savvaidou faces the misdemeanor charge because in January she allegedly extended the time that TV stations had to hand over to the state revenues from a special tax on advertisements.

The broadcasters are meant to transfer the earnings from the 20 percent levy on the 20th of the following month but on January 12, Savvaidou allegedly issued a decision allowing them more time.

The decision came a few days before the general elections that month.