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Name of article: Ex-Official Is Detained

April 17,2012

who: Akis Tsochatzopoulos Defense minister

What: accused of a money-laundering racket

When: Monday

Where: Greece

Why do we care: people should not be letting this happen and the elections coming soon authorities want to show that this is going to be tolerated.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/17/world/europe/greece-ex-official-is-detained.html?_r=1&ref=europe

 

 

2 Comments


  1. I think that this is a very interesting topic. I also think that it is interesting that the government is slightly glad that this happened. It said that they were glad that it happened because it would be a oportunity to show foreigners that the government could get things done. I am glad that you found this article. I think that it is slightly showing that some people in Greece need and or want money so bad that they would be willing to “steal” the money from innocent people that have done nothing wrong to that person. I think that you did a very good job picking out this article.

        Posted April 18, 2012, 3:49 pm

  2. I think that this topic is interesting and weird. First, I do not understand how he thinks that he will still get votes for the election after he lied to these people. Also, something confusing to me is how he plead not guilty. Clearly, he did something wrong that should not be allowed. Great job on picking this interesting article!

        Posted April 18, 2012, 9:23 pm

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