Court hands down life sentence to municipal employee found guilty of embezzlement

A Criminal Appeals Court on Wednesday handed down a life sentence to a former Ioannina municipality bursar found guilty of embezzling 1.3 million euros of municipality funds.

Court hands down life sentence to municipal employee found guilty of embezzlement

The case was discovered in the summer of 2013 following an audit. The court also handed down a suspended prison sentence of three years to the head of the municipality financial service over the period in question.

According to the former bursar's lawyer, his client insists on his innocence and will lodge an appeal.

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