The judicial investigation into the Greek wiretapping scandal has reached a critical juncture, with two individuals now summoned as suspects for deposition.

According to reports, Achilleas Zisis, the Deputy Prosecutor of the Supreme Court, who is leading the preliminary investigation, has issued the summonses.

The two suspects have already requested and received a time extension to provide sworn testimonies regarding violations of laws protecting telephone privacy and personal data.

Judicial sources indicate that the number of suspects is expected to increase in the coming days as Zisis’s investigation reaches its final stage. So far, around 40 witnesses have testified, including the former Secretary-General of the Prime Minister’s office, Grigoris Dimitriadis.

The first two suspects in the wiretapping scandal appear to be involved in the breach of telephone privacy laws and personal data protection regulations.

The investigation began two years ago, following allegations by PASOK leader Nikos Androulakis, journalist Thanasis Koukakis, and others about being monitored by the National Intelligence Service (EYP) and targeted by the malicious spyware Predator. Zisis’s investigation is nearing completion, and he will compile his report, which will be submitted to the Prosecutor of the Supreme Court Georgia Adilini.

Prosecutor Adilini will then issue a final decision on whether to file criminal charges and against whom.