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Jailed Greek ex-minister's wife found after asylum escape

Jailed Greek ex-minister's wife who escaped from psychiatric hospital found, detained

Jailed Greek ex-minister's wife found after asylum escape

ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- The wife of an imprisoned former Greek defense minister has been found, a day after she escaped from a psychiatric hospital where she was serving her sentence on the same corruption charges as her husband.

Greek media said Vicky Stamati, wife of former minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos, was found Friday sitting on a church bench near the hospital she went missing from.

Stamati has been in custody since April 2012 and was convicted a year later along with her husband, step-daughter and more than a dozen others in a military procurement scandal. Stamati was sentenced to 12 years.

She underwent a double mastectomy while imprisoned in 2013, and was transferred to the psychiatric hospital in December that year after suffering a breakdown, attempting suicide and being diagnosed with severe depression.

Updated : 2021-09-17 18:49 GMT+08:00