Call for former tax official to face trial for breach of trust

Call for former tax official to face trial for breach of trust

A prosecutor on Wednesday sought the indictment of the former general secretary for public revenues, Katerina Savvaidou, on charges of attempted breach of trust.

The prosecutor, Maria Gane, lodged her request for Savvaidou’s indictment with a council of appeals court judges. The charge that Gane proposed Savvaidou should face would be aggravated by the provisions of laws against the embezzlement of state funding.

In October 2015, former anti-corruption prosecutor Eleni Raikou brought felony charges against Savvaidou related to a case of breach of duty in connection to her alleged decision to review a fine of 78 million euros imposed on an IT company.

Savvaidou was also accused of deferring tax collections from the country’s TV stations. The claims led to her dismissal from her post, a move that irked Greece’s creditors, who wanted the general secretary to be independent of the government.

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