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Ex-TV Presenter Stathis Panagiotopoulos Found Guilty of Felony, Receives Five-Year Prison Sentence

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Ex-TV Presenter Stathis Panagiotopoulos Found Guilty of Felony, Receives Five-Year Prison Sentence

Stathis Panagiotopoulos, a renowned former TV presenter, has been found culpable of a felony charge by the Thessaloniki Court of Appeals for Misdemeanors. As a result, he was sentenced to five years in prison with suspension, pending the conclusion of his appeal which carries a suspensive effect. This judgment comes in light of the internet publication of his former partner's private moments, an act he repeatedly committed.

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The Road to Conviction

The case which thrust Panagiotopoulos into the limelight was initially treated as a misdemeanor. However, the prosecution argued for an upgrade to a felony charge, resulting in the recent conviction at the Thessaloniki Court of Appeals. Prior to this, in February, Panagiotopoulos received a sentence of five years imprisonment with a three-year suspension and was ordered to pay a fine of 10,000 euros.

Restrictive Measures

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In addition to the prison sentence, Panagiotopoulos also faces several restrictive conditions. These include a travel ban, mandatory check-ins at a local police station, and a bail requirement of 10,000 euros. His trial was held privately, in response to a request for a closed-door trial without a public audience.

Additional Legal Battles

Apart from this, Panagiotopoulos has two other similar felony charges looming over him. As such, the former TV presenter is set to face a series of legal battles in the near future, the outcomes of which will significantly impact his personal and professional life.

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