A good day for justice

The prosecutors in the money-laundering trial of ex-Defense Minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos expressed the view of the public completely in terms of their sense of justice.

Without using over-the-top or populist rhetoric, they delved into the essence of a scandal that is in part about how the political system abused the trust and hopes of the people in exchange for kickbacks.

The judicial authorities who investigated the case and put it all together, as well as the prosecutors who delivered such apt and terse closing statements, all deserve resounding praise.

Nothing comes as a greater comfort to the beleaguered public than the certainty that there are officials who are doing their jobs well and who are upholding the oaths that they made and the institutions that they represent.

They have done what so many leading politicians have failed to do for decades in this country.

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