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Co-op probe begins

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The committee of inquiry into the collapse of the co-op was sworn in on Monday and got to work, sending requests to state officials, the co-op’s management and other persons to submit documents that may help in their work.

Hearings are expected to begin in August.

In an announcement, the committee said that immediately after their swearing in, the three member committee held their first official meeting and decided that as a first step to collect the documents or any other written evidence required for their work.

Letters have already been sent out among other to the secretary of cabinet, the director of the House of Representatives, the Finance Minister, the Central Bank governor, the auditor general, the chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, the CEO of the Cyprus Co-op Bank and the chairman of the board of the Cyprus Co-op Bank.

It said that it was giving until July 21 for the documents to be submitted. The committee will then examine the documents and expects to begin hearing oral testimony in August.

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Co-op committee of inquiry sworn in