Greek ex-minister probed for Swiss bank fraud
AFP · 12 Apr 2013, 21:39
Published: 12 Apr 2013 21:39 GMT+02:00
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Michael Lauber's office said the probe was triggered by information from Switzerland's anti-laundering unit and focused on offshore companies the former minister and his cousin were thought to be running out of Switzerland.
In a report released by his office, Lauber said more than $10 million (7.6million euros) had already been blocked in banks in Zurich and Geneva.
Tsochatzopoulos, a founding member of Greece's Socialist Pasok party, has been in jail for a year.
He was sentenced to eight years last month for failing to disclose his wealth but awaits trial on charges of receiving colossal kickbacks on military procurement contracts.