Lawyer Andreas Pittadjis fined – Cyprus Property Information

Andreas Pittadjis, a popular Famagusta attorney implicated in Al Jazeera’s golden passport scandal expose that finished the citizenship for investment scheme, was fined €4,000 by the Cyprus Bar Affiliation for demeaning the profession.

Andreas Pittadjis was uncovered responsible by the Bar Affiliation disciplinary council on two out of five disciplinary prices next social media posts that constituted skilled misconduct.

He was found to have acted unprofessionally in posting private details of associates of possible shoppers without the need of their consent, further more revealing information of alleged crimes with out acquiring 1st documented the case to the authorities.

Pittadjis allegedly revealed personalized information of two Al Jazeera ‘undercover journalists’ who had uncovered officials who appeared satisfied to bend the regulations for a Chinese investor with a felony history to purchase a Cyprus passport.

As the Bar Affiliation pointed out, the fantastic is not connected to the material of the alleged corruption depicted in the Al Jazeera but to Pittadjis’ behaviour and remarks made on social media.

Pittadjis faces further disciplinary motion for the difficulties raised in the documentary.

Al Jazeera’s investigative reporters had employed hidden cameras, snared Dwelling Speaker Demetris Syllouris and an AKEL MP and developer Christakis Giovanis pledging “full support” to grant a passport to a fictitious Chinese investor, regardless of a cash laundering conviction in opposition to him.

The report also confirmed law firm Pittadjis outlining to a man posing as a consultant for the Chinese trader unique methods to skirt track record checks, such as a title alter or granting citizenship via his spouse.

When reporters asked regardless of whether this sort of ‘work arounds’ would be probable, Pittadjis explained to them all the things is attainable — “This is Cyprus”.

Pittadjis strongly denies the allegations, declaring he was completely knowledgeable the approach was bogus and that he and Syllouris had only played together to extract far more info from the “representative” to file a report to the police.