Thessaloniki: Papageorgopoulos appeal continues for eighth day
The appeal of former Mayor of Thessaloniki Vasilis Papageorgopoulos continues for an eighth day in session. Mr. Papageorgopoulos was convicted in 2013 for his involvement in an embezzlement scam in the Municipality of Thessaloniki.
Mr. Papageorgopoulos’ defense attorney will cross examine the main prosecution witness, financial inspector Anastasia Tsempera. Papageorgopoulos’ defense team has argued that Mrs. Tsempera was biased against the former mayor and was cooperating with former municipal treasurer Panagiotis Saxonis and his lawyer.
During the previous session, the defense presented bank transaction details of the Saxonis dating back to 1997, suggesting that the embezzlement scam begun before Mr. Papageorgopoulos assumed office.