Former Edek MP, four others guilty of corruption

Former Edek MP, four others guilty of corruption

Former Edek MP and Paphos mayor Fidias Sarikas and four others were found guilty of corruption on Friday, relating to the construction of the town’s sewerage system . Along with Sarikas were former Paphos municipal councillors Giorgos Michaelides, Efstathios Efstathiou, and Vasos Vasiliou, and sitting councillor Giorgos Shailis. Their charges relate to bribes, money laundering, abuse of power, and conspiracy.

The court adjourned until May 3 when defence lawyers will argue for leniency. Following the announcement of the verdict, the five were taken into c…