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Former minister attacked by fellow inmates at Korydallos prison

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Former defense minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos, 77, was allegedly attacked on Wednesday by fellow inmates at maximum security prison Korydallos, where he is serving a 20-year sentence for laundering millions of euros in kickbacks from state defense deals, authorities said.

Initial reports suggested that long-term convict Vassilis Stefanakos was among those who attacked the former minister.

The Ministry of Justice ordered a probe into the incident.