Lawyers representing The Paphos Sewerage Board (SAPA) have set their sights on recuperating losses amounting to €10million as a result of the corruption scandal that rocked the organisation several years ago.
According to reports in Phileleftheros, a 500-page report – that was prepared by mechanical engineers and legal representatives of SAPA – points to a number of discrepancies when it comes to payments owed to the organisation.
The reports is said to clearly outline where SAPA has incurred around €10m in damages as a result of being overcharged from construction firms and civil engineers.
For this reason, SAPA is set to lock horns with private companies and firms around the district that had allegedly been in cahoots with corrupt town officials during the SAPA scandal – in which the taxpayer was defrauded out of millions of euros.
The scandal had led to a number of high profile arrests and the imprisonment of former Paphos mayor Savvas Vergas. Several other officials are also on trial including another former mayor Fidias Sarikas.
“Our legal representatives have been tasked with launching civil suits but to also take all the necessary legal measures to ensure that SAPA is paid what it is owed,” confirmed Paphos Mayor Fedonas Fedonos.
Source: in- cyprus.com