Detained businessman Lavrentis Lavrentiadis is to receive bail and be released from the Korydallos prison after the 18-month maximum detainment period expires soon.
The prosecutor Panagiotis Kapsimallis has set a strict set of conditions for Mr. Lavrentiadis’ release, such as appearing in a local police station three times a month, remaining within the limits of the district of Attica, not boarding a ship or plane and handing over his passport.
Aside from his implication in the major Proton Bank scandal, Mr. Lavrentiadis is also detained for instigating the attempted murder of another businessman, which may delay his release.
Griveas-Vatsiaka couple trial scheduled for July
Meanwhile Kyriakos Griveas and his wife Anastasia Vatsika appeared in the Westminster County Court on Monday, where the magistrate announcing that their trial will take place between the 22nd and 24th of July. The couple surrendered to the British authorities in January and faces serious fraud and money laundering charges in relation to the Postbank loan scandal.
At their previous trial in February the couple’s defense team set a series of demands and conditions for the trial, including the appointment of an expert to evaluate the detainment conditions in the Korydallos prison, whether a fair trial is guaranteed in Greece and the implications of a possible extradition to Greece in relation to the couple’s children residing in Britain.