email re: George Pittadjis perjury

To Ms Elena Kleopa
Senior Counsel of the Republic
+357 22889110

Dear Ms Keopa,

I just had a call back from your office. The lady identified herself as “Ms Anna” but refused to give me a
surname. She said she has spoken to the investigating law officer but said I cannot have that name either. She said I must continue to wait for a written reply. (I guess she means a reply to my letter of 28th April 2011)

There is no reason why an officer can not phone and give me the answer to these questions, Today.
Has Mr Pittadjis been arrested?
Has Mr Pittadjis been charged?
Has Mr Pittadjis’ office been searched for further evidence?
What is the case number?
I have an appeal pending which this case affects. Is Mr Pittadjis (a lawyer) above the law? or is perjury not a crime in Cyprus? I have supplied you with conclusive evidence and all I have had in return is a letter to say send in 68 euros to the disciplinary board of advocates

You said on Monday to call Tuesday but ‘Ms Anna’ just phoned to say “not to call again” I would like some
clarification today please.

Your Sincerely
Cornelius O’Dwyer

email: Perjury case George Pittadjis

To Ms Elena Kleopa
Senior Counsel of the Republic
+357 22889110
Dear Ms Kleopa,

In our brief conversation on Monday you told me you were not the Law Officer in charge of the Pittadjis perjury case and that you had assigned this case to another but could not tell me who. You said to phone you the next day and you would inform me who is in charge of this case. I have been calling you since but no answer.

I hope you can let me know today if the Attorney General is taking action in this matter. The Republic is obligated to keep witnesses and victims of a crime updated and informed in criminal proceedings. I reported this serious offence to the police in November 2010. The file was concluded and put before you in December.

I would like to know if Mr Pittadjis was arrested? Was he charged? Was his offices searched for further evidence? What is my case number? When will this matter go before a court?

I have copied the British High Commissioner on this email and I urge Mr Matthew Kidd to intervene in this criminal matter brought before him.

I have enclosed my last correspondence for your convenience.
Yours Sincerely
Cornelius O’Dwyer
Mr Matthew Kidd – British High Commissioner, Nicosia.
Ms Zoe Woodward – Property Officer
Mr Petros Clerides – Attorney General of the Republic
Yiannos G. Georgiades – My Legal Representation in Cyprus
Ms Eliza Savvidou – The Commissioner of administration (Ombudsman)
Mr Neoklis Sylikiotis – Minister of Interior
Viviane Reding – Vice President, Commissioner for Justice
Denis O’Hare – Cyprus Property Action Group

Letter to Attorney General 28-04-2011

Mr Petros Clerides
Attorney General of the Republic
Law Office of the Republic of Cyprus
1403 Nicosia
Τel.: +35722889115, Fax.: +35722665080

28th April 2011

Honourable Sir,

Re: Perjury Case against Mr George Pittadjis

I am writing to request an update on a case brought before your office. Senior Counsel for the Republic Elena Kleopa is in charge of the case, however I understand that Polina Efthivoulou brought the matter to your personal attention in January.

On the 13th October 2010 Mr George Pittadjis gave false testimony at Larnaca District court, case number 1912/09 with Judge Mrs Stalo Tsivitanidou-Kizi presiding. Mr George Pittadjis clearly committed perjury in an attempt to pervert the course of justice. His false testimony influenced the outcome of the case. The outcome of this case was very important for not only my family but the property industry and the Republics reputation abroad. It concerns whether or not a contract in the land registry secures the buyers rights as the beneficial owner. The case is now set for appeal at the Supreme Court which is why it is vital that Mr George Pittadjis be brought before the courts as soon as possible.

I made my statement at the Police Headquarters on the 24th November 2010 to officer Mr. Nicos Kalassides. I understand other parties were interviewed and the file was handed over to your office before Christmas 2010.

I look forward to hearing from you soon regarding this matter.

Yours Sincerely

Cornelius O’Dwyer


Elena Kleopa
Senior Counsel of the Republic
+357 22889110

Polina Efthivoulou
Counsel of the Republic
+357 22889242

My Legal Representation in Cyprus

Yiannos G. Georgiades
2, Ayios Pavlos & Kadmos Street
Wisdom Tower, 3rd Floor
1105 Nicosia, P.O.Box 24144, 1701 Nicosia
Tel: +357 22819292 Fax: +357 22778444

Mr Matthew Kidd – High Commissioner:
Ms Zoe Woodward – Property Officer
British High Commission
Alexander Pallis Street (PO Box 21978)
1587 Nicosia

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

Letter to Chief of Police 08.11.2010: Pittadjis perjury

Mr Michalis Papageorgiou
Chief of Police

cc Mr Brian Olley, Deputy High Commissioner
British High Commission, Nicosia

Dear Mr Papegeorgiou

RE: George F Pittadjis, Advocate

It has been brought to my attention that the above mentioned Advocate Mr George F Pittadjis of the Law Firm of the same name based at AY Georgioy 7, TT 5280, Paralimni, lied under oath in Larnaca Court on 13th October 2010.

As evidence of this I attach the official court transcript of his testimony according to which the above states that he has never represented a certain Michelle McDonald in a legal capacity, in fact he further stated that he was only introduced to her that morning in court.

I also attach a letter dated 30th May 2007 signed by Mr George Pittadjis himself which refers to his representation of the same person Michelle McDonald, which directly contradicts his testimony under oath proving without doubt that he lied and perjured himself in court in an attempt to pervert the course of justice.

If you need further evidence of the fact that he did represent Michelle McDonald I am in possession of this or if you would like me to provide you with a written statement then please feel free to contact me on 00 44 — or my Cyprus Mobile 00 357 — as I will be pleased to help in any way possible as I am truly appalled that a man in his position could even consider the possibility that he could act in this manner and expect to get away with it, especially when there is blatant proof of the fact such as I have provided you with.

Yours sincerely

Mr Cornelius O’Dwyer

George Pittadjis court transcript: 13-10-2010


CASE No: 1912/2009







Dated: 13, October 2010.

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:

…………………………………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.



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.