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Wife of Greek central bank head targeted in corruption probe

Associated Press Associated Press 15/09/2016 By FANIS KARABATSAKIS, Associated Press

ATHENS, Greece — A Greek judiciary official says corruption prosecutors have raided the offices of a company run by the wife of the country's central bank governor, as part of a preliminary investigation into a company deal.

The official told the Associated Press documents were taken during Thursday's raid.

The official said Yiannis Stournaras' wife, Lina Nikolopoulou, runs a communications and marketing firm that was among a group of companies involved in a cancer awareness publicity drive organized by a public health body in 2011.

Campaign contracts are being investigated for potential corruption. Stournaras is not under investigation, and Nikolopoulou has denied wrongdoing.

The official was not authorized to discuss the investigation, and spoke on condition of anonymity. Stournaras, a former conservative finance minister, has had strained relations with the current left-led government.

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