The Greek Supreme Court’s Deputy Prosecutor, Achilleas Zisis, has focused on four suspects in the ongoing wiretapping investigation that has dominated Greek headlines for the past 27 months. These individuals, all businessmen, are suspected of breaching privacy laws and violating personal data protection regulations. The investigation, overseen by Zisis, has reached a critical juncture, with explanations demanded from the accused regarding their alleged involvement with companies implicated in the illegal telephone monitoring activities.

Sources reveal that these businessmen have already submitted detailed written testimonies through their legal representatives. Zisis, who is meticulously reviewing the evidence, is close to deciding the next steps in this high-profile inquiry, which may include summoning additional suspects.

The inquiry has also involved testimonies from significant figures, such as Grigoris Dimitriadis, the former general secretary of the premier’s office and nephew of Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, and Vasiliki Vlachou, the prosecutor who assigned to the National Security Agency (EYP) during the alleged period of surveillance. Vlachou’s testimony is notably important due to accusations that EYP spied on prominent individuals, including PASOK President Nikos Androulakis, journalist Thanasis Koukakis, ministers, senior military officers and businessmen.

Additionally, former Greek National Security Agency head Panagiotis Kontoleon has been called to testify. His statements, alongside those of other witnesses, are being examined, correlating with the data provided by the initial suspects. This evidence is crucial, especially following a surprise inspection at the EYP headquarters by Zisis, accompanied by two IT experts assigned by the Athens Court of First Instance. The investigation aimed to determine the extent to which individuals targeted by the Predator surveillance software were also under observation by the intelligence agency, and if there was a unified surveillance hub overseeing both operations.

As the investigation advances, there is anticipation of a potential expansion of the suspect list, possibly implicating more individuals in this complex espionage case. Ultimately, the authority to evaluate Zisis’s conclusions and supporting material rests with the Prosecutor of the Supreme Court, Georgia Adeilini, who ordered the elevation of the investigation and its assignment to a Deputy Prosecutor of the Supreme Court.