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Greek deputy finance chief sues German paper over cash claim

Greece's deputy finance minister sues German newspaper Bild over money transfer claim

Greek deputy finance chief sues German paper over cash claim

ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece's deputy finance minister has sued Germany's tabloid Bild newspaper over a story that appeared this month alleging he sent tens of thousands of euros to a bank account in Luxembourg at a time when his government had been appealing to Greeks to keep their savings in the country.

Dimitris Mardas filed the case against Bild in a Greek court Friday "for the restoration of the truth, his honor and his reputation," according to a finance ministry statement.

Bild named Mardas in a May 6 publication as being the anonymous deputy minister who a newspaper in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki claimed had sent 80,000 euros to Luxembourg in March, long after the new radical left government won January elections.


Updated : 2021-09-25 17:12 GMT+08:00