Police statement for Pittadjis perjury

Witness Statement

  1. I Cornelius Desmond O’Dwyer, holder of British Passport number XXXXXXXXX, of XXXXX XXXX, Surrey, KT23 XXX make this statement in support of my claim against advocate Mr George F Pittadjis for perjury and other crimes. This statement is true to the best of my knowledge and belief.

  2. On or about the 9/3/2006 I was sent a letter from and signed by Mr George Pittadjis of George F. Pittadjis Law Firm AY Georgioy 7, TT 5280, Paralimni in which he states “I am instructed by my clients CHRISTOFOROS KARAYIANNAS & SON LTD”. (Copy attached #1)

  3. On or about 17/5/2007 my then lawyer Ms Helena Andreou of Antonis Andreou & Co sent the occupant of my house Michelle McDonald a letter stating she must vacate our house within 21 days. (Copy attached #2)

  4. In response to this letter Mr George Pittadjis wrote to Ms Helena Andreou stating “I am writing to you in answer to your letter to my client Michelle McDonald”. (Copy attached #3)

  5. I together with my wife Mrs Michaela Margaret O’Dwyer am proceeding with a Private Criminal Prosecution against Christoforos Karayiannas and Son Ltd, Mr Christoforos Karayiannas, Mr Marios Karayiannas and Ms Michelle McDonald for fraudulent dealings in immovable property belonging to another under section 303a of the Penal code. The case is number 1912/09 at Larnaca District court with Judge Mrs Stalo Tsivitanidou-Kizi presiding. (Copy of 303a Penal code attached #4).

  6. On the 13th October 2010 Mr George Pittadjis under subpoena to appear in the above case was administered the oath by Mr Efthimios Florentzou of Neophytou & Flourentzou LLC the lawyer for all defendants. At no point during the administration of oath did Mr Pittadjis refuse or object to taking the oath. On previous court dates Mr George Pittadjis had raised objection to being cross examined in an attempt to avoid incriminating himself in the case. However a ruling by the judge was given and my lawyer Mr Yiannos Georgiades of Georgiades & Mylonas began and finished cross examination on that day 13th October 2010. (Copy court transcript attached #5)

  1. In the above transcript Mr George Pittadjis states he was not involved in the drawing up of the contract between the defendants. He goes on to say he does not know the lady Ms Michelle McDonald who stood a few feet away from him in the dock. He comments that he had asked her “Who are you?” when they met for the court. Had Mr George Pittadjis admitted representing either of the defendants he would have incriminated himself in the offence where any person who, with intent to defraud, deals in immovable property belonging to another is guilty of a felony and is liable to imprisonment for seven years. Subsection 2c of the 303a penal code states a person shall be deemed to be dealing in immovable property where [that person] concludes an agreement for the sale to another.

  2. Mr George Pittadjis has clearly committed perjury in an attempt to pervert the course of justice. His false testimony will have a serious negative affect on the case where all defendants have refused, as is their right, to either take the stand or give a statement to the court. By documents attached to this statement I have shown that Mr George Pittadjis represented Christoforos Karayiannas and Son Ltd at the time of their offence and also that his client Ms Michelle McDonald bought my house “in good faith and after she was told that a previous contract had been cancelled”. Had Mr George Pittadjis admitted such on stand my case against the defendants would be stronger and Mr George Pittadjis would have been incriminated in the said offence.

  3. I believe that the facts stated in this witness statement are true.

Signed Mr Cornelius Desmond O’Dwyer.

Date: 24 November 2010