GENEVA, November 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
The Organized Crime Observatory organization (OCO) announced today the launch of the public stage of the research, calling the public to send information and evidence regarding suspicions of corrupt conduct by high ranked foreign and Greek officials as well as national and foreign businesses in the country.
Greece's latest financial crisis and the widespread accusations of corruption aiming Greek officials, institutions, national and foreign private companies have attracted the attention of OCO since almost one year. This attention was enhanced while OCO was receiving from private individuals information and documentation about such wrongdoings. These involved for example the misuse of political status and Greek funds to support international companies and family owned corporations in tax evasions and illicit activities. They also regard foreign corporation deliberately defrauding Greek companies. The accusations lead OCO to months of internal investigation resulting in meaningful findings, which can be completed with the help of members of the public who may have been aware of any such actions, and wish to disclose information.
OCO is seeking information pointing to large businesses who fail to pay taxes, illicit usage of personal and political connections in order to circumvent the law, and other corrupt affairs related to the country's significant corporations. As the ones who have been hurt the most by these corrupt habits, the Greek people could best help expose and eradicate them.
OCO is a Swiss based association (NGO) founded in 2001. Its goals are to provide understanding on structured criminal behaviors, patterns and facts, to educate specialists and large public on the phenomenon through education, trainings, lobbying and public announcements and by helping involved parties to communicate between them in a trustful and secure way. The association keeps a database on organized crime and corruption, publishes special reports regarding organized crime and other criminal networks, and has already revealed various international cases.
SOURCE Organised Crime Observatory OCO