High-profile lawyer arrested over prison mafia probe


One of the most high-profile criminal lawyers in the country, Alexandros Lykourezos, was arrested on Thursday by officers of the police’s counterterrorism unit in connection with the so-called “mafia” said to be operating in the Korydallos maximum-security prison in Athens.

Another lawyer and an associate of Lykourezos, Theodoros Panagopoulos, was also arrested on Friday morning.

Lykourezos, 85, is expected to face a special magistrate on Friday.