Nikos Zigras to be questioned by Cypriot officials

Nikos Zigras, the first cousin and one-time confidant of former Defense Minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos, is set to be questioned by Cypriot authorities in Athens over the next few days.

A Cypriot prosecutor wants Zigras questioned in connection to the island’s former Interior Minister Dinos Michailidis and Syrian businessman Fouad Al-Zayat.

In his testimony with the examining magistrate investigating allegations of corruption against Tsochadzopoulos last year, Zigras had pointed to the active involvement of Michailidis and Al-Zayat in laundering cash from kickbacks for purchasing the Russian missile system TOR M1.

Michailidis has denied the allegations.