Investigators following money trail as Karaivaz murder trial set to start

As the trial into the assassination of investigative crime reporter Giorgos Karaivaz is set to get under way on Wednesday, investigators are following a money trail they hope will shed more light on the gangland-style shooting outside the journalist's Athens home on April 9, 2021. 

According to reports on Tuesday, investigators have discovered an unexplained, six-figure payment in the accounts of the two main suspects accused of carrying out the shooting that may lead back to a person or persons connected with the so-called 'Greek Mafia,' an organized crime network that is seen behind several execution-style killings of notorious underground figures in the past few years and which Karaivaz was investigating at the time of his killing.

The suspects, brothers aged 48 and 40, were arrested in May last year, with one of them allegedly having been linked to a protection...

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