Prosecuting the Messenger Chief Greek Statistician Threatened with Jail

He was hired to bring Greece's debt statistics in line with European norms. Now, chief statistician Andreas Georgiou faces jail time for allegedly producing inflated budget deficit numbers. He says he was merely being honest, and he has plenty of support in Europe.
Greece is going after the messenger.

Greece is going after the messenger.

Thanassis Stavrakis/ AP
ELSTAT head Andreas Georgiou: "Sticking to the truth."

ELSTAT head Andreas Georgiou: "Sticking to the truth."

Petros Giannakouris/ ASSOCIATED PRESS
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