The five were found guilty of charges which included among others; fraud, bribery and abuse of power.
Paphos Criminal Court handed down a four-year prison sentence to former Disy councillor Giorgos Michaelides, Diko councillor Efstathios Efstathiou, Akel councillor Vasos Vasileiou and former MP and Mayor Feidias Sarikas.
Former Akel councillor Giorgos Shailis received a four-year prison sentence for the charges against him and an additional six months for intervening in court proceedings. The sentences will not run concurrently.
The latter charge involves Shailis’ involvement with another former Pahos Mayor Savvas Vergas – who is currently serving time in prison in connection with a previous SAPA swindle in the town that defrauded the public purse out of millions of euros – sometime between December 2012 and...