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Marianna Latsis provides leads

In four hours of testimony that lasted until early yesterday, the daughter of Greek tycoon Yiannis Latsis provided an Athens prosecutor with important leads in the ongoing investigation concerning allegations that journalists and extreme right-wingers extorted money from Greece’s leading industrialists. «It was very brave testimony from which the prosecutor drew the most interesting conclusions,» a court source said of Marianna Latsis’s visit to the office of Dimitris Papangelopoulos, which ended at 2 a.m. Papangelopoulos launched the probe after claims by industrialist Theodoros Angelopoulos – husband of Athens 2004 chief Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki – that his uncle Dimitris, killed by November 17 terrorists in 1986, had been blackmailed by the publisher of a small right-wing daily who claimed, in 1985, to have got him off the N17 hit list. Latsis is understood to have testified that her family also was approached by extortionists, whom she reportedly named.