Four con­victed over 2007 blazes that killed 37 peo­ple

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Four peo­ple were handed 10-year jail sen­tences yes­ter­day after be­ing con­victed in con­nec­tion to the fires that broke out in Ilia, in the western Pelo­pon­nese, in Au­gust 2007 and killed 37 peo­ple. For­mer Ilia Pre­fect Char­alam­bos Kafyras, ex-Zacharo Mayor Pan­tazis Chronopou­los, Palaio­chori res­i­dent Sophia Nikolopoulou and Minthi for­est ranger Panay­otis Tsouras were all found guilty. Their sen­tences can be bought off. The for­mer fire ser­vice chief at Krestaina, Nikos Michalopoulos, was ac­quit­ted.

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