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Today the trial at the Special Court with defendants Pappa and Kalogritsa for the television licenses

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The trial will be held at the Supreme Court, where the case of the former Deputy Minister of Justice Dimitris Papagelopoulos and the former head of the Corruption Prosecution Eleni Touloupakis is already being tried. These two trials will be held in parallel, with different compositions and alternately. That is, one day one trial will be held and the next the other.

He is expected to start at the Special Court at noon today on the responsibility of ministers, the trial of former Minister of State Nikos Pappas and businessman Christos Kalogritsa for the case of the tender of television licenses in the year 2016.

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The trial will be held at the Supreme Court, where the case of the former Deputy Minister of Justice Dimitris Papagelopoulos and the former head of the Corruption Prosecution Eleni Touloupakis is already being tried. These two trials will be held in parallel, with different compositions and alternately. That is, one day one trial will be held and the next the other.

It is recalled that by the will of the Judicial Council of the Special Court for the Responsibility of Ministers, Mr. Pappas was referred to trial for the offense of dereliction of duty (misdemeanor), in relation to his actions in the case of the television license tender in 2016.

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Along with Mr. Pappas, Mr. Kalogritsas is also referred for the crime of moral turpitude in the breach of duty (misdemeanor) of the former Minister of State.

It is recalled that Mr. Kalogritsas has denounced that the contract with the Arab interests (United Arab Emirates) construction company Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC) of the Khoury brothers (Samer, Tawfic and Wael Khoury) was fictitious and the contract was drawn up so that he could enter his company in the television license tender.

Mr. Pappas denies what is attributed to him and has defended the legality of the licensing process of the television stations. On the contrary, Kalogritsas has testified that “I knew that I would be accused because of what I revealed. I did it to restore my name and reputation.”

The President of the Special Court will be the Areopagite Ioanna Klapa-Christodoulea.

The composition of the court, according to antiquity, is as follows:

From Areopagus

Regular Members

Dimitra Zoi,

Eleni Katsouli,

Dimitria Struza-Xenou or Kokoletsi,

Maroulio Apergi,

Maria Varka and

Georgia Kagtsimagli

Alternate members

Olga Schetaki-Bonatou,

Christos Katsianis and

Maria Koufudi

From the Council of State

Regular Members

Spyridoula Chrysikopoulou (vice-president of the CoE),

Michael Pikramenos (vice president of the CoE),

Ilias Mazos,

Maria Sotiropoulou,

Stavroula Ktistaki and

Kassiani Marino

Alternate members

Georgios Tsimekas (vice-president of the CoE),

Agoritsa Sdraka and

Ifigenia Argyraki

The chief prosecutor will be the deputy prosecutor of the Supreme Court, Olga Smyrlis, who is also the prosecutor in the ongoing trial of Mr. Papagelopoulos. Deputy prosecutor of the Supreme Court, Dimitris Asprogerakas, is Mrs. Smyrlis’ deputy.

Well, 16 witnesses have already been called, while N.Pappa’s legal representatives will be lawyers Yiannis Mantzouranis, Vagelis Georgakopoulos and Theodoros Mantas. Advocates of Chr. Kalogritsa will be PASOK-KINAL MP Andreas Loverdos and Angelos Karahalios.

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