Nine politicians indicted over declaration of wealth form

Nine politicians indicted over declaration of wealth form

The parliamentary committee that inspects the so-called “pothen esches” declarations that politicians and other public servants are obliged to make annually regarding their source of wealth on Thursday indicted nine politicians to a prosecutor for not submitting those details last year.

The committee indicted former administrative reform minister Antonis Manitakis as well as four ex-New Democracy MPs, three former Golden Dawn lawmakers and two mayors, of Folegandros and Metsovo, for not providing authorities last year with details of the provenance of their assets in 2015.

Meanwhile, the committee made public the pothen esches declarations of Greece’s party leaders.

A comprehensive audit of those declarations has yet to be completed due to administrative delays, officials said. But the preliminary findings made public on Thursday indicated that the party leaders’ assets in 2015 remained largely unchanged compared to the previous year.

One significant change was that the declarations of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and the conservative New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis were submitted jointly with those of their wives, Peristera Baziana and Mareva Grabowski respectively.

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