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Public revenues chief faces additional charges

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Greece's general secretary for public revenues, Katerina Savvaidou, was expected to be summoned by prosecutors Yiannis Dragatsis and Angeliki Triantafyllou to defend herself on charges of breach of duty.

Savvaidou faces the charges because she allegedly decided to review a fine of 78 million euros that had been imposed on an unidentified company despite the fact that the levy had the approval by a special arbitration committee for tax matters.

The general secretary also faces misdemeanor charges 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.