Cyprus Police Chief Zacharias Chrysostomou has been asked to explain the delay into a criminal investigation within the Cyprus Athletic Paraplegic Federation in which it is alleged that misappropriation of funds has taken place.
Following an audit into the Cyprus Paraplegic Athletics Federation for the years 2010-2012 by the Cyprus Sports Organisation’s (CSO) Watchdog Committee in 2014, evidence pointing to criminal offenses was forwarded to the Legal Services and subsequently to the police.
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In a statement back in 2014, the CSO said that the case had been handed over to the Legal Services following the revelation of a “series of irregularities” while the head of the CSO Watchdog Committee, Christos Orphanides, made reference to “uncovering inexcusable things,” with regards to the organisational structure and the management of funds.
Orphanides went as far as to say that it was obvious that somebody was “pocketing” the money.
Speaking to Phileleftheros on Wednesday, CSO boss Kleanthis Georgiades said that the organisation has as yet not received an update from the police with regards to the investigations.
Following a demand for an explanation into the delays in the investigation by Greens MP Giorgos Perdikis, Attorney General Costas Clerides requested from Chrysostomou to be brought up to date on the investigations.