Greek Australian Man Charged in Hit-and-Run Incident Resulting in Death of Lawyer Mitch East

Zisi Kokotatsios, the managing director of First Impression Property Group, was arrested by police when he presented himself at Granville Police Station at 11am on Friday to collect his car, which had been seized,

The individual who voluntarily surrendered to authorities regarding the alleged hit-and-run incident resulting in the death of attorney Mitch East has been named.

As reported by 9News, Zisi Kokotatsios was apprehended by police upon his arrival at Granville Police Station around 11 a.m. on Friday to retrieve his impounded vehicle.

Mr Kokotatsios, who also serves as an Uber driver, faces charges of death by dangerous driving, negligent driving, using a mobile phone while driving, and failing to stop and render aid after the collision with Mr East.

The incident occurred after Mr East was dropped off by an Uber near his residence in Tamarama at around 4 a.m. on Sunday, where he was reportedly struck.

Police at the scene in Tamarama where East was allegedly struck.

Discovered with severe injuries by bystanders, Mr East tragically passed away at the scene.

Mr Kokotatsios has been denied bail and is scheduled to appear at Parramatta Bail Court on Saturday.

His arrest concludes a week-long search for the suspected driver of a white Subaru Outback.

According to the Daily Mail, Mr Kokotatsios previously worked as a Qantas engineer from 1989 to 2014.

Mr. East's mother, Debra, expressed her devastation, having visited the site of her son's passing in the early hours of the morning in an attempt to comprehend the circumstances.

A gifted attorney and beloved friend, Mr East had relocated from New Zealand to Sydney to join a prestigious law firm.

His mother spoke to 7News on Tuesday, expressing her profound sorrow at the loss of her only child, stating, "I died too, on Sunday, with him."

Colleagues and acquaintances of Mr East have paid tribute to the esteemed solicitor, who attended Harvard Law School and served as a senior advisor in the Royal Commission following the Christchurch terror attack.

A GoFundMe page established on Monday evening has raised over $98,000 and features heartfelt messages honouring Mr East's memory.

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