mercredi 30 mai 2012

R. D. Congo / Greece: Pantheons of corruption.

Goma: The Museum of Horrors!

In 1996, when the Alliance of Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Congo (AFDL), led by the Maoist resistance fighter Laurent Kabila seized the city of Goma, it enters the residence of Mobutu Sese Seko.
Feet into Lake Kivu, the villa had just been completed and decorated by Parisian interior designer Claude Dalle to taste "very suspicious" of the Owner, President Mobutu himself. Between marble and gilded furniture was piled high quality multicolor.
Bathtubs, sinks and gold cuffs gave the whole a sense of pharaonic remains behind. He had impressed the visitor in a presidential tourist town where the population lived on less than a dollar a day.
To justify his revolution, Laurent Désiré this house called "Museum of Horrors" before settling there.

Athens: The Pantheon of corruption.

To stigmatize the poor economic situation that led Greece to bankruptcy, the Athenians have identified the house of former minister of national defense.
Located near the Pantheon true, caryatids and the theater of Dionysus on the Acropolis in Athens, the sumptuous villa of the former defense minister charged with money laundering, become a kind of temple ... of corruption.
"After the Acropolis Museum, which has unfortunately become the second site of attraction here, the house of the corrupt minister", located a few steps, finds a young Athenian vexed in this street of Athens considered one of the most expensive in the capital.
Stopping in front of the house Akis Tsochatzopoulos became a must during the ride, popular with Greeks and tourists.
"It's a disgrace the minister and all the people of PASOK (the socialist party, ie) that divert money and put in their pockets", carried away an old lady.
"We know that there are many other corrupt ministers," said his side Nikos, a young Greek of thirty years.
This is, among others, for failing to report to the Treasury this property that former defense minister (1996-2000) Akis Tsochatzopoulos is pursued by justice. In early April, just weeks before the May 6th legislative, that's where he was arrested.
Mr. Tsochatzopoulos is accused of using his position as head of the Department of Defense from 1996 to 2001 for pocketing bribes, kickbacks paid through offshore companies to purchase contracts from a Russian missile system and German submarines.
April 17, 2012, this Cacique and founding member of PASOK, was charged with money laundering and criminal organization for creation of controversial weapons orders, and remanded in custody in a prison of Athens.

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