A court on the island of Corfu, in the Ionian Sea, convicted two local rules for having violated environmental regulations after instructing municipality workers to dump garbage in a closed landfill.
Mayor of Corf, Kostas Nikolouzos, and Deputy mayor in charge of garbage, Spyros Aspiotis, were convicted for violating environment regulations on Friday. The two were taken to justice after a local club filed a law suit against them last Sunday.
The two had reportedly instructed a municipality employee to dump garbage in ‘cell b’ of the closed landfill of Temploni.
The two local rulers were convicted to eight months imprisonment on three-year-suspension. The two have the right to appeal the court decision.
The trial took place at the 3-member Misdemeanor Court on the island, the marathon hearing started in the morning and last till late in the evening.
The garbage issue is an ongoing problem on the island.
Following a call via social media, dozens of residents demonstrated on Friday under the slogan “Save Corfu“.