Net tightens around fraudster lawyer


Net tightens around fraudster lawyer

Is the game up for  Spyridon Akritidis or is this just another wild sleuth chase?

The net is finally tightening around Spyridon “Spyro” Akritidis, will-o’-the-wisp attorney who did a runner from his Sandton law firm over eight years ago after shunting R580m of investors’ money offshore – most of it for himself.

Or is it? Over the years an army of (often-dubious) private investigators has claimed to have tracked the fugitive 40-year-old to various exotic offshore lairs. Small wonder that Stephen Anticevich of Admiral Trust, trustee of Akritidis’ insolvent estate, is wary about the latest claim.

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