Prosecutor seeks trial against state worker with bogus degree


A Thessaloniki prosecutor has recommended that a civil servant charged with using a forged university degree to get hired must stand trial.

The accused was hired in the 1990s at the National Tobacco Organization after submitting a bogus degree from the Department of Natural Science at the northern port city’s Aristotle University.

According to the prosecutor’s indictment, the accused earned a total of 655,402 euros during an 18-year tenure in the public sector stretching from 1997 to 2015.