analyst Terry Gregoriou was
"stunned" to learn his best mate had
alleged bikie links and felt his
world "crash around him" when he was
charged with professional
misconduct, a Sydney court has
33-year-old from Dean Park in
Sydney's northwest denies sharing
with his friend Peter Vasilly
confidential information to which he
had high-level access as a civilian
employee of NSW Police.
a committal hearing at Sydney's
Downing Centre Local Court on
Wednesday, Gregoriou could not
explain how documents he printed
related to a bikie gang were found
in the possession of Mr Vasilly, who
had alleged links to the rival
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Gregoriou faces seven charges
including the unlawful disclosure of
confidential police intelligence and
court on Wednesday, he described Mr
Vasilly, an Australian taekwondo
representative whom he has known for
20 years, as his "best mate".
December 2, 2009, Gregoriou admitted
receiving a text message from Mr
Vasilly inviting him to a poker game
at the real estate agency where he
worked but Gregoriou did not attend
because it was his daughter's
couple of weeks later while at work
at Parramatta, Gregoriou became
aware of an intelligence report
naming Mr Vasilly and referring to
the poker game and its participants,
some of whom had alleged links to
I saw this information I was taken
back a bit. I was shocked because it
linked Peter to possibly illegal
people," Gregoriou told the court.
the reason I printed (the document)
is because I wanted to take it away
and think about what I was going to
Gregoriou denied showing the
document to Mr Vasilly or discussing
its contents with him, although the
pair did meet later that day.
asked how the document came to have
Mr Vasilly's fingerprints on it when
it was discovered by police during a
search of Gregoriou's home, the
accused answered: "I don't know":
suggest to you that Mr Vasilly's
fingerprints came onto that document
when you gave it to him so he could
have a look at what it says,"
prosecutor Amanda Brady said.
Gregoriou told the court that after
considering the matter, he had
decided to report his conflict of
interest to his supervisor but was
arrested before he could do so.
the charges against Gregoriou is
based on the alleged discovery of a
confidential police document in the
glovebox of Mr Vasilly's car which
had been printed by Gregoriou.
document detailed the release from
prison of a man with links to the
Finks bikie gang and his known
you agree that somebody in a rival
outlaw motorcycle gang might find
some of the information in this
report interesting if they were
trying to locate associates of the
Finks motorcycle gang?" Ms Brady
said he had not known of Mr
Vasilly's bikie gang association
prior to viewing the report and was
"stunned" and "shocked" as a result.
world was crashing around me ...
I've been accused of serious
offences ... I never thought I would
get into trouble for doing my job. I
was scared," Gregoriou said.
hearing will continue on Thursday
before Magistrate Lee Gilmour.