George Pittadjis court transcript: 13-10-2010

DISTRICT COURT OF FAMAGUSTA
COURT: ST. TSIBITANIDOU – KIZI, D.J.

CASE No: 1912/2009

ΜΕΤΑΞΥ

1. CORNELIUS DESMOND O’ DWYER, εξ Αγγλίας
2. MICHAELLA MARGARET O’ DWYER, εξ Αγγλίας

COMPLAINANTS

AND

1. CHRISTOFOROS KARAYIANNAS & SONS
2. CHRISTOFOROS KARAYIANNAS
3. MARIOS KARAYIANNAS
4. MICHELLE MCDONALD

DEFENDANTS

Dated: 13, October 2010.

APPEARANCES
For the Prosecution: Mr. Yiannos Georgiades with Mr. Savvides
For the Defendants: Mr. Flourentzou with Mr. Vasilakka
Defendants 2, 3, 4 presents

Mr. Georgiades:
I’ll cross-examine Mr. Pittatzis…………………………………………………………..
Mr. Flourentzou:
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Court:
…………………………………the witness shall be subject to cross-examination
D.W.- George Pittatzis swears and says:

Q. Are you aware whether any document was prepared between Mrs Michelle McDonald and defendants 1 and 2 as regards the sale of a house purchased by the complainant?

A. No, I don’t know

Q. Have you advised the Defendants 1 and 2 in respect of the sale of the house of the complainant to third parties? Did you represent Defendant 2 or Mr Mario Karayiannas in relation to any sale of the immovable property bought by the complainant to the 4th Defendant?

A. As to whether I have provided advices and what kind of legal advices I have provided to my clients, I believe it is forbidden by law to say and it is considered as a disciplinary offence.

Q. Have you represented during 2006 Mrs Michelle McDonald in respect of the purchase of the house of the complainant? Do you know the lady over there? (shows the 4th Defendant).

A. I know her but not so well. When I saw her at the Court, they have introduced her to me. We have never met before and when I saw her in Court I asked her who she was.

Q. And you are not her lawyer?

A. No.

Q. Have you represented at any time during 2006 Mrs Michelle McDonald for the purchase of the house of the complainant?

A. Tell me specifically when in order for me to be able to reply. When during 2006?

Q. You said you are not the 4th Defendants lawyer.

A. I have been informed that the 4th Defendant had contacted my son Photos Pittadjis concerning some matters, but I believe my son made his own office at the beginning of 2006 and I am not sure if during the time period the advocate refers to and does not specify, Photos Pittadjis saw the 4th Defendant. I was informed that the 4th Defendant saw Photos Pittadjis at some point for some matters.

Q. Nothing else.
RE-EXAMINATION None.

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Court:

The case is fixed for closing speeches on 26.11.10, at 10:00am. The Defendants tmust be present under the same conditions.

The Registrar Office to arrange for an interpreter.
(Sign.) . ………………………………………
St. Tsividanidou – Kizi, D.J.