by Christian Soderberg
Corruption in Greek politics and the public sector -- costing Greece billions of Euros each year -- has not been recognized as a major factor in the crisis.
(Part 1: The Siemens Bribery Scandal - Introduction http://www.wikigreeks.org/node/2047)
Similarly huge fraud may be found when you start to look into Greek public construction contracts and arms procurement. There are also cases in which bonds/derivatives were sold in inflated prices to Greek institutions. The bank loans taken by Greek gov might also be worth to take a look at.
Corruption Part of a Large Plot?
Is the ridiculous Greek social benefit system, state owned companies with multi-billion debts ( OTE and OSE ) and the over blown public sector, part of a scam to plunge Greece into massive debt?
Were these actually tools to eventually bankrupt the country and affect the whole Euro-zone and beyond?