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Guilty verdicts against 15 of the defendants

Alexandros Yotopoulos: Member of a criminal gang; moral instigation of all N17’s activities except the attempted murder of George Karos (a US security official); a shootout with police at Sepolia and a Thessaloniki robbery. Dimitris Koufodinas: Member of a criminal gang; involvement in 17 murders, 89 attempted murders, 42 explosions and 13 robberies or attempted robberies. Savvas Xeros: Member of a criminal gang; involvement in 10 murders, 71 attempted murders, 41 explosions and 13 robberies or attempted robberies. Christodoulos Xeros: Member of a criminal gang; involvement in 14 murders, 77 attempted murders, 8 explosions and 9 robberies or attempted robberies. Vassilis Tzortzatos: Member of a criminal gang; involvement in 10 murders, 76 attempted murders, 11 explosions and 7 robberies. Patroclos Tselentis: Involvement in 5 murders, 25 attempted murders, 1 explosion and 2 robberies. He was judged to have left the group before 2001. The extenuating circumstance of genuine remorse was noted. Iraklis Kostaris: Member of a criminal gang; involvement in 2 murders and 1 explosion. Vassilis Xeros: Member of a criminal gang; involvement in 2 murders, 2 attempted murders, 9 explosions and 4 robberies. Nikos Papanastasiou: Member of a criminal gang. Pavlos Serifis: Member of a criminal gang. Dionysis Georgiadis: Member of a criminal gang; involvement in 1 explosion. Costas Telios: Involvement in 2 murders, 8 attempted murders and 1 explosion. He was judged to have left the group before 2001. The extenuating circumstance of genuine remorse was noted. Sotiris Kondylis: Involvement in 1 murder, 3 attempted murders and 1 explosion. He was judged to have left the group before 2001. The extenuating circumstance of genuine remorse was noted. Constantine Karatsolis: Member of a criminal gang; involvement in 3 robberies and attempted robberies. Thomas Serifis: Member of a criminal gang; involvement in 1 explosion and 2 robberies. His clean record was noted.