Alexis Kougias spent 3,5 hours in the office of Giorgos Andreadis, the interrogator of the case of the “criminal organization” in the ranks of Greek football. He entered the building at 10:30 and exited at 14:05 – no other witness testified for that long.
Kougias is a renowned criminal lawyers in Greece and the president of football club Panahaiki. He is the last in a series of witnesses who testified to Mr. Andreadis about the case.
According to SDNA’s information, Alexis Kougias gave much more evidence this time in comparison with what he had testified in previous testimonies. Despite the new evidence, there was no differentiation from his testimony to assistant district attorney Aristeidis Koreas.
However, Kougias has many more things to say and this is why he will testify again on March 31.
It is also worth noting that like every previous witness, Kougias was impressed by the investigation and the work of the interrogator, Mr. Andreadis, as well as the volume of the evidence Mr. Andreadis had collected.
What must be said, though, is that it looks certain that the work of the interrogator will be completed by the end of April. It is also rumored that around Easter time, the 16 prosecuted individuals will be called to give plea.
At the same time, increasing speculation has the number of people prosecuted going up very soon.
As Mr. Kougias left the building, he said to SDNA:
“I only testified a small volume of the things I wanted to, because other obligations who could not be postponed didn’t allow me to stay much longer. My estimation is that the ‘criminal organization’ runs in Greek football since 1996.”
Regarding the actions (relevant to the case) of Greek justice system, he stated: “The will for justice to be served is there and Mr. Andreadis works towards this direction. I want to point out that Koreas has done a great job.”
When he was asked if this is the last chance to cleanse and restore Greek football, Kougias replied: “I’m not sure about it, because in the past we reached that point, but there no solution was given. But I’m optimistic about it and that the case will reach closure.”
SDNA is the only outlet that follows the case closely, as well as every case of corruption in Greek football and will be posting updates as soon as new developments occur.