The Appeal Court Prosecutor handling the controversial Siemens scandal has proposed to summon 64 people in order to face charges of active and passive bribery along with money laundering charges. The Appeal Court Council will make the final decision.
Of the 64 people to be summoned 19 are executive officers for Siemens, 14 are executive officers of OTE, 8 were employees of a consultancy company and the rest are involved in companies that handled funds from Siemens’ “black funds”. Only defendant is to face money laundry charges.
Meanwhile, twelve defendants are absolved of passive bribery charges and due to the statute of limitations they will not be facing charges of establishing a criminal organization. The prosecutor is also against addressing minor bribery and money laundry charges against 19 defendants.
The prosecutor claims that the Greek State suffered loses of about 61,942,441 euros, which he has noted was used as bribes for state officials. The bribes were intended to influence a deal between OTE and Siemens.