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Greek chopper fugitives receive more convictions

Greek chopper fugitives receive more convictions

Two convicts who broke out of prison by helicopter for a second time last month have received additional convictions from a Greek court.
Vassilis Paleokostas, 42, and Alket Rizaj, 34, are on the run after escaping from Athens' Korydallos prison on Feb. 22 _ a repeat of their 2006 chopper breakout from the same jail.
A court on Wednesday sentenced Rizaj to life in prison for a double contract killing in 2006, while Paleokostas received a 33-year sentence for armed robbery and other criminal offenses.
Before Wednesday's verdicts, Rizaj was already serving life for another murder, and Paleokostas had been sentenced to serve at least 25 years in prison.


Updated : 2021-01-16 11:44 GMT+08:00