ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A former Greek finance minister has been granted bail of €50,000 ($66,000) after testifying before a public prosecutor investigating allegations that he submitted false income declarations to tax authorities.
Court officials said Wednesday that Yannos Papantoniou’s wife, Stavroula Kourakou, was also granted bail of €20,000 ($26,000).
Papantoniou served as Socialist minister of finance and national economy between 1994 and 2003. He is facing a maximum sentence of five years in prison after authorities said he failed to declare money under his wife’s name in an overseas bank account.
The 63-year-old Papantoniou says the money was moved to that account from other bank accounts covered by his tax declarations.
No date for his trial has been set.