Former PASOK MP Dimitris Lintzeris sues protected witnesses in Novartis case

Former PASOK lawmaker and former head of the National Drug Organization, Dimitris Lintzeris, became the latest person to sue the protected witnesses who have testified in the Novartis case, in whose testimonies his name is included.

According to the case file, the Swiss drugmaker allegedly bribed ten high-profile politicians and numerous doctors to favour the company’s products.

Lintzeris is accusing the three witnesses of making false accusations, perjury and slander, arguing that their testimonies are “unsubstantiated” and “filled with false and defamatory claims” that affect his honor and reputation. The lawsuit is also directed against any person or participant in “the illegal acts” committed against him, from which he has suffered “maximum moral damage” which is hurting his name and professional reputation.

Former Greek prime minister Antonis Samaras and current EU commissioner for migration Dimitris Avramopoulos have also filed criminal suits against the witnesses.