GREECE Verdict on The Trial

Notes GREECE Verdict on The Trial

On the eve of Parliament's climactic vote last week, former Prime Minister Andreas Papandreou made a rare appearance on the podium. But instead of defending himself against corruption charges stemming from a $210 million bank-embezzlement scandal, he went on the offensive, charging that his accusers were motivated by "mudslinging" and acted out of "political self- interest." The strategy failed to prevent an indictment. By a largely partisan vote of 166 to 121, the legislators ordered Papandreou, 70, to stand trial later this year before a special court on three felony charges -- taking bribes, accepting the proceeds of a crime, and...

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