The restrictive condition of the ban on exiting the country was imposed on a Mayor of Thrace after his apology to the Investigator in the context of the prosecution for a felony.
The case, which is not related to the performance of duties, concerns the crime of "joint and consecutive fraud for an amount exceeds 120,000 euros", in this case for an amount amounting to 1.17 million euros, according to the litigants and based on the first-instance decision of the civil court, pending the decision in second instance.
The case file includes a number of other defendants as well as a relative of the Mayor, who was also imposed the condition of being banned from leaving the country.
After this development, the Coordinator of Decentralized Administration is expected to initiate the relevant disciplinary procedure which may lead the Mayor to temporary leave of office, based on the relevant provisions.
In such a case, the dismissal from duty is temporary until the trial is conducted or the restrictive conditions are lifted.