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Offline Maik

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02/04/15
« on: Thursday, 02 April, 2015 @ 13:50:15 »
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Vicky Stamati, wife of the jailed former minister Akis Tsohatzopoulos, escaped from Dromokaitio Psychiatric Hospital during Wednesday night.

At 5.45 a.m. Thursday (02/04) morning the staff found her room empty and the padlock broken.

Akis Tsohatzopoulos' wife has been in prison since April 2012 accused of money laundering and accepting illegal funds which the former Minister of Defense received from armament procurement programmes.
http://www.newsbomb.gr/en/story/573130/jailed-wife-of-former-greek-minister-escapes

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Re: 02/04/15
« Reply #1 on: Thursday, 02 April, 2015 @ 13:57:27 »
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Finance Ministry to abolish “scandalous” VAT exemptions
Many types of small businesses did not even have the obligation to operate a cash register

The exemption applied to small businesses with an annual turnover of less than 10,000 euros.

The list of such businesses included... doctors, dentists... real estate agents... vets... lawyers, architects... mechanics, as well as accountants.
http://www.tovima.gr/en/article/?aid=691363

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Re: 02/04/15
« Reply #2 on: Thursday, 02 April, 2015 @ 14:12:10 »
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£300,000 Ferrari destroyed by attendant
Garage attendant writes off £300,000 Ferrari 599 GTO after mistaking brake for accelerator
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/italy/11509361/Italian-parking-300000-Ferrari-destroyed-by-attendant.html

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Re: 02/04/15
« Reply #3 on: Thursday, 02 April, 2015 @ 16:24:56 »
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Finance Ministry to abolish “scandalous” VAT exemptions
Many types of small businesses did not even have the obligation to operate a cash register

The exemption applied to small businesses with an annual turnover of less than 10,000 euros.

The list of such businesses included... doctors, dentists... real estate agents... vets... lawyers, architects... mechanics, as well as accountants.
http://www.tovima.gr/en/article/?aid=691363


You couldn't make it up! :oki:

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Re: 02/04/15
« Reply #4 on: Thursday, 02 April, 2015 @ 16:30:46 »
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Vicky Stamati, wife of the jailed former minister Akis Tsohatzopoulos, escaped from Dromokaitio Psychiatric Hospital during Wednesday night.

At 5.45 a.m. Thursday (02/04) morning the staff found her room empty and the padlock broken.

Akis Tsohatzopoulos' wife has been in prison since April 2012 accused of money laundering and accepting illegal funds which the former Minister of Defense received from armament procurement programmes.
http://www.newsbomb.gr/en/story/573130/jailed-wife-of-former-greek-minister-escapes

Presumably the padlock was on the outside of the door.  We will of course never know  Will someone now stop Stamati? **

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**(Greek pun: stamato = stop)

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Re: 02/04/15
« Reply #5 on: Thursday, 02 April, 2015 @ 16:59:06 »
Well, four special guards responsible for her protection(?) have been arrested.

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Re: 02/04/15
« Reply #6 on: Thursday, 02 April, 2015 @ 17:05:46 »
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Multiple UK news sites suffer widespread security vulnerability

A security flaw has been discovered in a number of UK news websites, potentially placing 24.5 million users at risk. The problem was found in websites run by Johnston Press, a UK media group that is responsible for scores of regional news websites.
http://www.itproportal.com/2015/03/29/multiple-uk-news-sites-suffer-widespread-security-vulnerability/


Some big name local news sites run by Johnston Press. As it says, "potentially placing users at risk" - even 'good' websites can get hacked and carry malware.

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Re: 02/04/15
« Reply #7 on: Thursday, 02 April, 2015 @ 18:24:14 »
Well, four special guards responsible for her protection(?) have been arrested.

Bet they have no idea how it happened.  :rant:

Meanwhile also today and reported by Enikos:

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The five-member Court of Appeal for Felonies on Wednesday summoned former Greek Prime Minister Costas Simitis, Pasok leader Evangelos Venizelos and members of the Government Council for Foreign Affairs and Defence (KYSEA) in the period when Akis Tsochatzopoulos was Defence Minister, to testify after Easter in the case of the armaments procurement programmes.The Court summoned the former KYSEA members to testify on April 29.

The court also decided to call, apart from Simitis and Venizelos, former ministers Yannos Papantoniou and Vasso Papandreou to testify.  The subpoena to former members of KYSEA has been a standing request of the main accused Akis Tsochatzopoulos since the beginning of the judicial investigation, who argues that the decision on the disputed contracts for submarines and the TOR M1 was a government decision and was not taken by himself but by KYSEA.

Meanwhile, the court rejected the applications for suspension of execution of sentence that would release Tsochatzopoulos' wife Vicky Stamati and his accountant Frosso Lambropoulou.

Former-Greek-PM-Simitis-to-testify-in-Tsochatzopoulos-corruption-case

Tony