Criminal probe against senior police official in warden of prisons scandal to extend beyond complaint filed

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Insiders believe the criminal investigation against a high-ranking police officer in an attempt to damage the reputation of Central Prisons Director Anna Aristotelous will not stop there, Philenews reports.

The hypothesis is based on the attorney general’s instructions given to independent investigator Achilleas Emilianides in the high-profile case involving the now-suspended chief of the drug squad Michalis Katsounotos.

Katsounotos allegedly colluded with a drug baron serving a life sentence to obtain private video footage of her and another prison officer in exchange for a reduced sentence or even an early release .

The story still dominates the news as daily Phileleftheros also reported that President Nicos Anastasiades and Attorney General George Savvides knew about the allegations long before they were made public.

On Monday, Aristotelous who filed a formal complaint, through his lawyers, against Katsounotos – also a former police spokesman – told the press that his actions aimed at harming him constituted a flagrant act of corruption. .

All the more so, she added, since they were committed by a senior police officer who did not hesitate to use his influence and abuse his power.

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