Mayor’s murderers finally off municipal payroll

More than three years after they were convicted for the murder of the mayor of Pangaio, in Greece’s northern Kavala region, to which they had confessed, two municipal workers have finally been laid off and deprived of their monthly salary, Kathimerini understands.

“Notwithstanding the delay, the assassins of Pangaio mayor have been officially sacked,” Minister for Administrative Reform Kyriakos Mitsotakis tweeted on Wednesday after the new mayor Vassilis Xoulogis signed the decision.

Convicted for the murder of Triantafyllos Koukidis in December 2009, the two civil servants continued to receive 50 percent of their salary after they had appealed their sentences. The appeal had been put off by bureaucratic obstacles.

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