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.