Court is firm over Zisis probe

The Supreme Court prosecutor yesterday rejected an appeal by the court’s vice president to have the official investigating allegations of corruption against him removed from the case due to doubts over his trustworthiness. Achilleas Zisis is under investigation after claims that he allowed a businessman who was on the run from justice to pay for the building materials used in the construction of his holiday home in Crete. Zisis, who is also the president of the Union of Judges and Prosecutors and faces disciplinary action if found guilty, has rejected the allegations. Dimitris Linos, the Supreme Court prosecutor, turned down a request by Zisis to have the court’s deputy prosecutor Giorgos Sanidas taken off the probe. Linos said he could find no evidence to suggest that Sanidas’s impartiality was in question. Meanwhile, authorities will further investigate allegedly suspicious payments into some of the 32 bank accounts belonging to four judicial officials that have been looked into as part of the ongoing probe into trial-fixing allegations, sources said.

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