Greek Competition Head Jailed On Bribery Charges

Law360, New York (September 18, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In one of the biggest corruption cases to come to light in Greece in recent years, a top official of Greece’s competition watchdog has been sent to jail on charges that he demanded a €2.5 million bribe from Mevgal, a major Greek dairy company.

Panayotis Adamopoulos, director-general of the Hellenic Competition Commission, was sent to Korydallos prison in Athens on Sunday to await trial, Reuters reported.

The news came on the heels of last week’s arrests, which nabbed Adamopoulos and two suspected accomplices for allegedly demanding...
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