In a case that has come to symbolise the corruption that has plagued crisis hit Greece, a former minister has been sentenced to a further 20 years for money laundering.
Akis Tsohatzopoulos, 74, is already serving eight years for tax fraud.
The sentencing of the one-time prime ministerial candidate is the highest profile conviction in a country where public anger is seething against the generation of politicians seen as having led Greece into its debt crisis.
But Greek efforts to clear up graft have a long way to go.
In the most recent list of nations seen as being the least corrupt, Denmark came top followed by Finland and New Zealand with Greece coming a lowly 94th.
In countries where bribery and corruption is a daily problem analysts say economic development is stunted and graft can be entrenched by a rich and corrupt elite.
Many of Greece’s unemployed are said to support the government’s crackdown on high level tax evasion and fraud.