The district attorney’s office in Athens indicted 6 people, including a member of the Greek Secret Services and two who were collaborating with the National Intelligence Service (ΕΥΠ) for creating a group in order to assassinate journalist Kostas Vaxevanis. On the 9th September 2012, a few days before the journalist published the Lagarde List, 5 people ambushed him inside his house. Kostas Vaxevanis became aware of their presence and called the police. After a thorough investigation, done mostly by the editorial team of HOT DOC, the police was led to the 6 people mentioned above, who had organized not only this particular operation, but many others as well.
The journalist had denounced from the first moment that this was a group in service of bankers for whom disclosures have been made. The same group used anonymous blogs to slander journalists Stephen Grey (Reuters) and Thomas Landon Jr. (New York Times), who both had published stories regarding scandals and corruption inside the Greek banking system.