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Ministry worker arrested for taking bribe

Ministry worker arrested for taking bribe

An employee with the Finance Ministry’s General Secretariat of Public Revenue has been arrested on charges of accepting a bribe, police said Friday.

According to a police report, the civil servant was apprehended after receiving an envelope containing 3,000 euros from the accountant of a paint store that he had just inspected for tax evasion. The accountant was also detained.

The employee was reported to police by two colleagues who allegedly witnessed the suspects making a deal so that the inspector would submit a favorable report.

Authorities are looking for the owner of the business, who may also face charges. The two suspects faced an Athens prosecutor Friday.