Law firm Andreas Pittadjis fined – Cyprus Assets Information

Andreas Pittadjis, a distinguished Famagusta law firm implicated in Al Jazeera’s golden passport scandal expose, which ended the citizenship for investment decision plan, was fined €4,000 by the Cyprus Bar Affiliation for demeaning the profession.

Andreas Pittadjis was located guilty by the Bar Association disciplinary council on two out of five disciplinary prices adhering to social media posts that constituted specialist misconduct.

He was observed to have acted unprofessionally in publishing personalized particulars of reps of prospective consumers without their consent, even further revealing details of alleged crimes devoid of acquiring initial reported the situation to the authorities.

Pittadjis allegedly revealed individual aspects of two Al Jazeera ‘undercover journalists’ who experienced uncovered officials who appeared satisfied to bend the regulations for a Chinese investor with a felony history to get a Cyprus passport.

As the Bar Association pointed out, the fine is not joined to the compound of the alleged corruption depicted in the Al Jazeera but to Pittadjis’ behaviour and remarks manufactured on social media.

Pittadjis faces even further disciplinary action for the difficulties lifted in the documentary.

Al Jazeera’s investigative reporters experienced used hidden cameras, snared Household Speaker Demetris Syllouris and an AKEL MP and developer Christakis Giovanis pledging “full support” to grant a passport to a fictitious Chinese investor, in spite of a dollars laundering conviction versus him.

The report also confirmed attorney Pittadjis outlining to a person posing as a agent for the Chinese investor various strategies to skirt history checks, together with a identify modify or granting citizenship by way of his spouse.

When reporters requested no matter if such ‘work arounds’ would be attainable, Pittadjis told them almost everything is achievable — “This is Cyprus”.

Pittadjis strongly denies the allegations, indicating he was absolutely informed the solution was bogus and that he and Syllouris experienced only performed alongside to extract a lot more data from the “representative” to file a report to the law enforcement.