Nikos Zigras gives Swiss names in Tsochatzopoulos probe

Nikos Zigras, the first cousin and one-time confidant of former Defense Minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos, on Tuesday testified before a visiting delegation of Swiss judicial officials in connection with a broader investigation into a cash-for-contracts scandal centered around the ex-minister.

According to sources, Zigras referred to the ties he had established with Swiss bankers while working under Tsochatzopoulos and allegedly claimed that some of the kickbacks from defense contracts went to a former Swiss justice minister.

Tsochatzopoulos’s current and former wives, Viki Stamati and Gudrun Moldenhauer, are expected to testify before the Swiss officials on Wednesday.