Christoforakos gives little away

The former CEO of Siemens Hellas, Michalis Christoforakos, gave members of the parliamentary committee investigating the cash-for-contracts scandal little new evidence during a long and much-awaited period of questioning in Munich yesterday. The Greek MPs who flew to Bavaria to interview Christoforakos, the alleged key figure in a series of under-the-table payments, appeared disappointed by what the former executive, whose extradition to Greece has been denied by Germany, had to say. «Christoforakos did not say anything new; in fact, he said less than he has in the past,» said New Democracy MP Costas Tzavaras. «Christoforakos used the rights afforded him by Greek and German justice and did not reveal things that we believe he knows,» said PASOK Deputy Vassiliki Tsonoglou. The ex-head of Siemens Hellas remained tight-lipped when facing journalists as he left the Munich prosecutor’s office after seven hours of questioning.

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