Head of disease control center to face trial for fraud


The Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that the director of the Center for Disease Prevention and Control (KEELPNO) should face trial for fraud.

Thodoros Papadimitriou faces criminal charges connected to three cases of alleged financial mismanagement.

The first refers to a security contract for 2005-06, which is said to have led to losses of over 175,500 euros for the organization. The second concerns a retroactive pay hike for KEELPNO officials, which totaled 58,000 euros, while the third was a fee of 336,488 euros paid to a private company to investigate alleged bioterrorism.

Papadimitriou claims that in the first two instances his signature had been forged, while in the third he had paid the fee himself.