It’s now January 2015, nearly 6 years and 1 month since I was forced out of ACTUP ΔΡΑΣΕ HELLAS for refusing to help the President defraud the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs (ΥΔΑΣ) in 2009, and finally the day I get to resolve my Insurance issues at IKA. The fourth attempt (I might add) to resolve these outstanding issues, caused (as usual) by the never ending lies told by the NGO, their refusal to attend, and or their delays and general refusal to face up to the facts. It’s current board of Directors and the lawyer who today represented them (January 20th, 2015) had no more lies to hide behind, they’d exhausted all their appeals, and their only attempt at providing a defence was to throw out the same lies which had already been exposed AND proven to be lies in the numerous court cases just last year (something I had to remind him of today). Previously in a Court of Law until proven, he almost had a right to some of the lies he was paid to say, but today was no such day, to deliberately try and lie in front of someone and NOT get a physical reaction wasn’t going to happen, especially when everything covered was shown to have been a lie anyway. When these shameful and pathetic excuses had only served to delay the inevitable for so long, as usual it was time for the truth, something we all know they have issues with.
The lies and misinformation to which these people have based their defence on for so long and hidden behind when confronted by ‘allegations’ about their ‘virtue’ or their ‘morals’ reveal a career based on lies, deceit, and abuse, this was something myself and a couple of dedicated people revealed in 2009/2010. For over 15 years these people preyed on the HIV/Aids sector, it’s resources and those who dedicated their time, energy and resources, knowing full well that those already trapped within this sector were vulnerable and easily manipulated to either be used for funding, or for opportunity.
The long dormant NGO was taken over in 1999/2000 by three long standing members (Kostadis Kaburakis, Chrysoula Botsi and Konstantinos Zikkas) who have since been exposed as having forged elections, defrauding the state and persecuting those who stood up to them and their systematic abuse of this sector. I know this because in 2008/2009 I found out they had used my name and the name of a volunteer without consent to fabricate their election. They voted themselves in (as usual), and whilst lying to the people who worked there at the time, forged, provided false documentation and expected those who dedicated their time in genuinely helping the NGO to behave the same way. It was at this point in 2008 whereby after already noticing several unusual activities, we questioned another member of the NGO about his actions and that of the President whereby it soon became very obvious to what was going on. Since raising the issues with the respective authorities in 2009/2010, the Investigation for Fraud and financial Irregularities to which many of the Board had lied about at the time, found them guilty and fined them appropriately, this including the malpractice exposed through the Investigation also revealed the shocking extent of lies told by the Board of Directors to gain funding, run projects and abuse the resources to their own gain.
As a result of this the President (Kostadis Kaburakis) attempted to sue myself and two others for exposing him as a criminal, the NGO then hid behind this false illusion of being the ‘victim’ until 2014 whereby their lies were torn apart in court, inciting the Magistrate to recommend further Investigation into the Presidents and NGO‘s past and current activities. The day I refused to help them Defraud the Ministry, on returning to work the following week, they had already changed the locks and now tried to claim I never worked there (despite having a contract signed and witnessed by a member of ACTUP), later when I involved the Employment Tribunal they then tried to claim that the work Laptop which I had on me at the time, I had stolen and that the contract I had was a forgery. This was despite the fact that the President (Kostadis Kaburakis) had already provided five different lies to the Employment representative , two of which acknowledged that I did in fact work there, and that technically as I was still working for them, couldn’t have stolen something I couldn’t return.
The ensuing farce took a further 6 months to get them to finally appear at the adjudication and whereby as the verdict was expected to go in my favour, (for obvious reasons), they did the only thing that could delay judgement by filing a court case against me THAT morning to deny me being awarded the result. Legally as nothing had been resolved with my work tribunal and whilst my employment was still legally under question, I was still no nearer to Justice being carried out, and now faced a Penal case for thinking that having a contract would protect me!? – To quote the Judge at the final court hearing “Only in Greece!”. . . So, finally, four years after visiting the work tribunal to resolve my case, 5 years after unfortunately taking a job with a criminally run state sponsored NGO, I get my day in Court! I say ‘get my day in Court’, this wasn’t the first time I ‘got’my day in Court’, there had been several others whereby they had appealed, failed to represent themselves, or not provided evidence etc and yet online, they are the first to declare the need for ‘immigrant rights’, ‘power to the people’ and for ‘Justice’ to be heard. Clearly those rules don’t count when you’re persecuting innocent people for exposing you! So, the two cases against us/me, get to Court. Not only did the lies change so much, but they weren’t even remotely consistent with their own initial defence as submitted in their paperwork, and didn’t even tally up with each others lies.
I don’t know who was more surprised, me or the Magistrate, and I don’t know how it’s even possible. You had to be there, really.
The hardship for the many others awaiting their moment in court who followed our case soon became a much anticipated spectator sport as the Court room was now all keen to witness ACTUP’s board of Directors make complete arses out of themselves, AGAIN, to which they did in spectacular fashion. So much so that numerous strangers came up and congratulated me for exposing them further to those who just happened to be in the Courts that day.
The real tragedy being that everyone there knew exactly what people like this are and have done to Greece already, however on the upside, it was refreshing to see so many people reel in disgust as the information on these people came to light.
The case against us for Slander needless to say was thrown out. We were acquitted and declared Innocent as the Radio broadcast whereby the President (Kostadis Kaburakis) was ‘wrongly’ accused of illegally pretending to be a Doctor, actually came from Legal documents he himself had submitted when making himself President whereby he stated that he was a Doctor, and whereby in numerous online interviews, boasted about being a Doctor!
The facts written in this blog and on hundreds of online forums, posts and news stories worldwide, all cover the facts as revealed by five years of Investigation by ourselves, the Ministries Involved and the Journalists who exposed them previously. The malpractice, fraud and persecution as revealed is nothing short of what this NGO has done to myself, the state and others for the same duration that the current Board of Directors have been in charge of, and is something which they maliciously abused whilst trying to live a lie at the expense of any who stood up to them.
The facts covered here and on this blog aren’t hearsay or gossip, they are details gained in black and white through appearing at Court, through speaking with Ministry representatives and through first hand experience with witnesses, the lies to which they blame everyone who was there previously is the only thing they can do, as so many have proven to listen without thinking, and without questioning and seeking the facts which ARE available.
The full saga is still ongoing in a number of Penal cases against the individual members of the current Board of Directors, mainly those responsible for over 15 years of malpractice and criminal acts as covered above, and the full extent of the lies told by these people for so long is available through this blog, more of which shall follow. . . There’s so much to cover unfortunately, but I shall tackle the hypocrisy step by step, this was just today’s saga, finally another battle which was won in an ongoing war against corruption. * Not all the people represented in the Photo of ACTUP above are used with reference to the illegal and criminal behaviour of it’s current Board. Only Konstantinos Zikkas, and Kostadis Kaburakis are featured, center and far right respectively.