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Wonder why Mykonos' infrastructure is so crappy? Look no further than the bank accounts of the island's leaders. We'd love to see similar investigations into other island escapes around the world (yes, Jamaica, we're talking about you).

Coming on the heels of the conviction of a former mayor of Thessaloniki on corruption charges, prosecutors are charging Mykonos Mayor  Athanasios Kousathanas – Megas and former mayor Christos Veronis with embezzlement during their terms running the famous island’s government.

Prosecutor George Economou proposed to the Board of Appeal to indict the two in a case that comes just as the tourist season is about to begin in earnest. Economou said the case involves some 10 million euros ($13 million) in missing funds, the newspaper Kathimerini reported.

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Tags: crime, greece, islands, politics

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