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ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's deputy finance minister has sued Germany's tabloid Bild newspaper over a story that appeared this month alleging he sent tens of thousands of euros to a bank account in Luxembourg at a time when his government had been appealing to Greeks to keep their savings in the country.
Dimitris Mardas filed the case against Bild in a Greek court Friday "for the restoration of the truth, his honor and his reputation," according to a finance ministry statement.
Bild named Mardas in a May 6 publication as being the anonymous deputy minister who a newspaper in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki claimed had sent 80,000 euros to Luxembourg in March, long after the new radical left government won January elections.
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