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Cyprus Brothers’ Case Dismissed

Two Cypriot brothers walked out of the Magistrates Court in Suva with big smiles when their case involving over $200,000 was closed.
02 Nov 2021 13:29
Cyprus Brothers’ Case Dismissed
Loizos Petridis and Cleanthis Petridis with their lawyers Filimoni Vosarogo and Joji Cakau outside the Magistrates Court in Suva on October 28, 2021. Photo: Ashna Kumar

Cyprus brothers’ case dismissed as remand period considered jail time served

Two Cypriot brothers walked out of the Magistrates Court in Suva with big smiles when their case involving over $200,000 was closed.

Loizos Petridis and Cleanthis Petridis were acquitted for charges of obtaining property by deception and attempt to obtain property by deception, however, they were found guilty for the charge of possession of property suspected of being proceeds of crime.

In the sentence, Magistrate Jeremiah Savou said the maximum penalty for the offence was two years imprisonment or a fine of $12,000. He noted that the brothers had been in remand custody for a period of two years and six days which Magistrate Savou considered as jail time already served.

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