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Greek Police Arrest Regulatory Official on Suspicion of Bribery

March 13, 2012

Greek police arrested a staff member of the Hellenic Capital Markets Commission on suspicion of bribery and extortion.

The 42 year-old employee was arrested in Thessaloniki, northern Greece, after a company chief executive officer said he paid the person 1,500 euros ($1,970) to avoid an audit, according to a statement posted on the police website.

To contact the reporter on this story: Eleni Chrepa in Athens at echrepa@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Jerrold Colten at jcolten@bloomberg.net


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