Judicial officials raided home of ex defense minister


Judicial officials carried out secret raids at the home and office of former Socialist defense minister Yiannos Papantoniou early this week, on the orders of newly appointed corruption prosecutor Eleni Touloupaki, as part of an ongoing investigation into allegations of bribe taking and money laundering.

According to sources, investigators seized documents and computer data which are currently being examined.

A judicial investigation into defense contracts signed by Papantoniou deepened last month after information from Swiss authorities allegedly linked him and his wife to two foreign bank accounts and a life insurance policy.