Polakis-Stournaras conversation case file goes to Parliament

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Polakis-Stournaras conversation case file goes to Parliament

The Athens prosecutors forwarded to Parliament a case file related to a phone conversation between Alternate Health Minister Pavlos Polakis with Bank of Greece Governor Yannis Stournaras over a consumer loan granted to the minister.

The case file includes all information collected by the prosecutors, which Parliament must review to decide if the conversation between the two men was recorded illegally. If Parliament decides Polakis is liable for taping it against the governor's consent, it will lift the minister's immunity so he may be prosecuted.

Stournaras is said to have testified that Polakis recorded the phone conversation without his permission, while the minister denies this and says media reports have reproduced parts of his actual conversation rather than a transcript of it.

The penal code on illegal tampering with phone calls carries a maximum sentence of ten years.

Source: ANA



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