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Police probe dodgy CyTA fuel invoices

More woes ahead for CyTA

Police have launched a criminal investigation into suspected unauthorised use of vehicles at the Cyprus Telecommunications Authority (CyTA).

Authorities have already taken several affidavits although the probe is still in its initial stages, a police spokesman said yesterday.

The investigation concerns the use by CyTA personnel of service vehicles for other purposes, and dodgy fuel invoicing from this usage.

Media reports said the value of the fuel in question could run in the hundreds of thousands, or even millions, of euros.

The probe’s findings will be forwarded to the Attorney-general to decide on possible prosecutions.

The investigation draws at least partly on an internal CyTA audit which had discovered a series of irregularities relating to the use of service vehicles.

The semi-state organisation has already been rocked by the Dromolaxia real estate scandal. Eight persons face charges of fraud and corruption in connection with the multi-million land deal.

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