ATHENS | Haris Tombouloglou, the president of the Aglaia Kyriakou childrens hospital in Athens, will face a magistrate today after being arrested on Christmas Eve for accepting a 25,000-euro bribe from a supplier.
Despite police’s evidences he denied the accusations that he solicited an under-the-table payment from a company hoping to win a tender to run a program to combat childhood obesity.
“I believe in God and justice. This is a set-up. The money I took was a gift for the hospital. The company was afraid that it would be excluded from the tender,” he said.
Hariw Tombouloglou was a member of the conservative New Democracy party, and an election candidate in the past. Following his arrest he was ousted from the party.