police reports . . . Terry Gregoriou
outside the court. Photo: Kate
intelligence analyst with the NSW Police,
Terry Gregoriou had access to highly
classified information, including
confidential reports on bikie gangs.
He also had a
cousin, Peter Vassily, with links to the
Comanchero, and a hidden camera trained on
his workstation as detectives investigated
allegations he was involved in leaking
intelligence reports, the Downing Centre
Local Court heard yesterday.
Details of the
covert investigation emerged as Mr Gregoriou,
33, faced a hearing over offences allegedly
committed between November 2008 and December
defending four charges of stealing
confidential information and three counts of
unlawfully disclosing confidential
a civilian employee, worked in Parramatta as
part of the North Western Region
Intelligence Unit. His role involved
reviewing and collating information for
police, and gave him access to classified
information, the court heard.
the Professional Standards Command began
covert surveillance of Mr Gregoriou last
year. Detective Sergeant Bret Cordery, in
charge of the operation, told the court he
placed three intelligence reports on outlaw
motorcycle gangs on the statewide police
say Mr Gregoriou accessed the confidential
reports late last year, printing them out
and leaving the office with them.
concerned a meeting of members of the
Notorious and Comanchero gangs; another
related to an illegal Comanchero poker
night, the court heard.
accessing the reports, Mr Gregoriou
allegedly contacted his cousin, Mr Vassily.
Prosecutors say Mr Vassily has a criminal
history and associations with the Comanchero.
allegedly recovered confidential documents
in the homes of Mr Gregoriou and Mr Vassily,
who lived near each other in Dean Park.
by the barrister for the defence, Shane
McAnulty, Detective Sergeant Cordery agreed
that Mr Gregoriou, who has no criminal
history, was entitled to access the
intelligence reports and there was no
prohibition on him printing such information
or taking it with him, as long as it was for