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Trial into ‘plot’ to kill ex-PM adjourned until May

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The trial relating to an alleged plot to assassinate former conservative prime minister Costas Karamanlis started on Friday but was adjourned until May 14.

This came a day after leaked intelligence service documents claimed there was no evidence of such a plan.

The trial will proceed without a key defendant as a prime suspect in the alleged plot identified as William B and named in confidential documents was never traced.

The former PASOK MP Michalis Karchimakis has been added as a defendant over a document that was found in his possession.

Karchimakis had been cleared of any links to the affair but, according to a prosecutor, his acquittal was based on an incomplete case file.