Farsala priests found guilty of embezzlement

Two priests from Farsala, central Greece, on Friday received jail sentences of 18 and 6 years respectively after being found guilty of embezzlement.

The two clerics, who were responsible for handing out the paychecks to priests in the area, were using fake documents to claim extra money from authorities.

A Larissa court also ordered them to pay 710,000 and 220,000 euros respectively in compensation for damage to the state inflicted between January and June 2012, before their arrest.