Businessman faces criminal charges over waste management contract


An Athens prosecutor has ordered the criminal prosecution of prominent businessman Leonidas Bobolas and two others connected to his company Helector.

Greek judicial authorities had begun their investigation after first having refused a request in 2016 by Cypriot authorities for the businessman’s extradition to the island for questioning over how his company, Helector, a subsidiary of Ellaktor, gained waste management contracts to run two landfills in Paphos.

Bobolas, though, wanted to be tried in Greece and his lawyers argued that all the offenses their client is accused of, bar one, were alleged to have taken place in Greece.