Paphos sewerage scandal officials found guilty

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Paphos sewerage scandal officials found guilty
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Five officials – including former Paphos mayor and MP Fidias Sarikas – who faced a number of criminal charges in the Paphos Sewerage Board (SAPA) corruption scandal were found guilty by the Paphos Criminal Court on Friday.

Apart from Sarikas, the other defendants to be found guilty are former ruling right-wing party Disy municipal councillor Giorgos Michaelides, former Democratic party Diko councillor Efstathios Efstathiou, former left-wing party Akel councillor Vasos Vasiliou, and sitting Akel councillor Giorgos Shailis.

Sentencing will be carried out on May 3 with the three-judge panel ordering all five me to remain in police custody. The marathon trial had gotten underway back in 2015.

Witnesses say relatives of some of the defendants broke into tears as the verdicts were being read out.

Savvas Vergas and suspended SAPA director Eftychios Malekkides, who are already serving time in prison.

State prosecutors had accused Sarikas of receiving bribes...

Paphos sewerage scandal officials found guilty

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