Update on Jerry Dimitriou

So, when we first found out about this story, we called our friend Nick Stamatakis of Helleniscope, as this is within his bailiwick.  

Nick told us Jerry Dimitriou wanted an opportunity to make a statement addressing the issues and answering questions.  We held the story for a day or two and when we didn’t see or hear anything, we posted one of the more tame articles written about him by a respected writer.

We are now learning what’s been written about Dimitriou is not exactly accurate.  We just received the following from Nick. 

This morning, we received with priority the following press statement from Jerry Dimitriou. We hope to have more information and answers to our many questions in the next few days. To understand it better, you may need to look at the prosecutor’s sentencing proposal to the Court, where it is clearly stated that the sentencing is about tax evasion only (JERRY DIMITRIOU’S SENTENCING PROPOSAL BY THE PROSECUTORS).




Regarding the recent developments in the case of Jerry Dimitriou, it is important to address the misleading statements presented by The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and the Greek Press. In the fall of 2022, Mr. Dimitriou pled guilty to failure to pay $17,833.32 in personal taxes, and on August 2, 2023, he received a sentence of probation and 4 months of home detention for such failure.

However, it is crucial to clarify that the original charges made against Mr. Dimitriou were dropped by the Federal Prosecutors, a fact conveniently omitted in the Archdiocese’s press release and the Greek Press coverage. Instead, they have chosen to focus on unrelated losses paid by an insurance company to the Archdiocese, which have no relevance to Mr. Dimitriou’s plea and sentencing.

In doing so, the Archdiocese and the Greek Press have failed to accurately report the facts surrounding Mr. Dimitriou’s sentencing, perpetuating inaccuracies and defamatory statements about his character and his 27 years of dedicated service to The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America under the administrations of three Archbishops.

It is essential to seek transparency and truthfulness in reporting such cases, as misrepresentations can lead to misunderstandings and damage the reputations of individuals involved. The public deserves accurate information to form informed opinions, and it is imperative that the media and organizations take responsibility for presenting the facts objectively and responsibly.




  1. I wonder what happened to the previous indictments that Dimitriou was facing, about the large amounts stolen from the archdiocese. Please, let me know if anyone knows