jeudi 29 décembre 2011

Mont Athos : un moine accusé de blanchiment d'argent et de détournement de fonds

Religious leader charged
December 27, 2011


ATHENS. The abbot of the Vatopedi Monastery, at Greece's Mount Athos, has been placed under house arrest on charges of money laundering and embezzlement in connection with a land swap deal.

Abbot Ephraim was taken into police custody on the grounds of the monastery, which bans all women and female animals from setting foot on its soil.

A judge from the northern port city of Thessaloniki, who travelled to Mount Athos to execute the arrest warrant, said Ephraim had a high fever and a high blood sugar count.

The monk is accused of being involved in a €100 million ($A128 million) land swap deal with the Greek government that prosecutors say ended up benefiting the monastery.
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