A former senior officer at Greece’s National Intelligence Service (EYP) was handed a 2-year suspended sentence for spying, among other charges. Kostas Angelakis, 55, received a lesser sentence because investigators failed to establish who he had spied for.
The probe was launched in April 2010 following allegations that the former EYP agent held thousands of confidential documents outside his sphere of competence.
Angelakis had a few months earlier been promoted to deputy director at EYP.
Asked about the content of the files which he kept in his office at the time, Angelakis said they contained personal data and information related to the EYP union that he had been in charge of for several years.