A second article from our Greek Contact.
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Shady project assignments in Information Society SA
Our research brings to light new shocking evidence regarding the days and work of the last Board of Directors of the Information Society SA. These actions constitute a flagrant violation of the Public Procurement and Recruitment Act.
A simple search on the website diavgeia, where all expenditure of the public bodies are uploaded, reveals the unstable framework based on which this company operates, a company that is funded by the taxpayers’ money and has the responsibility of handling huge funds for the development of our country.
It is really surprising the fact that no public prosecutor or inspector of public administration has yet taken any action. Inevitably, the post itself is not enough. There has to be someone to check these posts.
We downloaded a series of the company’s payments to various natural persons that have been assigned a specific project for a fee in several months. With a closer look, however, one can easily see that for a period exceeding 12 months in most cases the same projects are assigned with the same fee to the same persons every month.
George Tsakogiannis, CEO, is nowhere to be found
I attempted to contact Mr. George Tsakogiannis, CEO of the company, personally but that has not been possible as his secretary, Mrs. Mpismpiki, informed us that he was busy with the election of the new Board of Directors of the Information Society SA.
Apparently, Mr. Ioannidis and his clique had “discovered” a way of doling out money to each other without accounting for anything and to anyone. Rather than proceeding with tenders by applying meritocratic procedures and setting specific criteria in order to meet their needs, as set out and applied by every public official who respects the money of the Greek people, they preferred the direct assignments.
Project segmentation and armies of consultants
Applying segmentation practices of projects in order for them to break in amounts which were not provided in the contest, the Chairman and CEO assigned to anyone of their liking amounts up to 4,000 € without accounting to anyone.
In addition, this practice, i.e. assigning the same projects to the same persons each month, constitutes violation of public recruitment acts, since the aforementioned is a dependent employment relationship.
In this way Ioannidis with the help of Tzoanni initially and of Tsakogiannis later managed to create a small army of consultants and burden the Greek State with their remunerations.