Three brothers, mother and wife found guilty of loan-sharking in Thessaloniki

A Thessaloniki court on Monday handed guilty verdicts to 21 of 24 defendants charged with participating in a usury ring that was one of three exposed during a police crackdown on loan sharks in northern Greece in January 2012.

Among those found guilty are three brothers who are also believed to be the brains behind the ring. The siblings’ mother, as well one of their wives, were also found guilty.