According to Skai, another two people were arrested immediately after Tsochatzopoulos in Thessaloniki -- an entrepreneur and a cousin of the minister's believed to have operated an offshore firm allegedly used by the latter for the purchase of the Dionysiou Areopagitou home and other properties. Arrest warrants have been issued for another two individuals alleged to have helped Tsochatzopoulos conceal his assets, according to state television which said that up to 10 people were implicated in the affair. Reacting to the news of the arrest, several of the smaller parties including the Communist Party (KKE) and the Coalitin of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) questioned its timing, coming as it did on the day that early elections are expected to be announced.
On Tuesday, appeals prosecutor Galinos Bris had recommended that Tsochatzopoulos stand trial for declaring an income of almost 251,000 euros, which included two bank loans totaling 150,000 euros, but not the building on Dionysiou Areopagitou Street. Tsochatzopoulos insists the property came into his possession after the form was submitted.