Embezzlement Trial Postponed for Monday



The trial of two women, one a former municipal employee, on charges of embezzling public funds has been postponed for October 8 at the Piraeus Criminal Court.
Angeliki Asimomyti Papakyriakou has been charged with embezzling almost 600,000 euros from municipal accounts, including the Port Fund, while serving as city treasurer. The embezzlement was discovered in May 2011.
Following her arrest, Asimomyti implicated a second woman, Chrysostomi Ireioti, in the scheme. Ireioti worked at the local career office and had frequent contact with municipal staff and services.
Both women have been remanded in pending trial since their arrest last year, Asimomyti until November 11 and Ireioti until November 16.
The indictment, as quoted by the news website mellon.gr, charges that Asimomyti “incrementally appropriated the amount of 576,695.85 euros, removing the money from the safe…amalgamating it into her own assets knowing that these [funds] belonged to the Municipality of Poros.” Irioti, according to the indictment, “persuaded Angeliki Papakyriakou to issue false verifications…and incrementally obtained from Angeliki Papakyriakou the total sum of 576,697.85 euros knowing that this had been illegally appropriated…”
The embezzlement was discovered in May 2011.




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