The crucial question that has tormented the family of the missing ballerina for years about what happened to her, remains unanswered.
On Thursday, May 17th, the Three-Member Court of Appeal of Larissa sentenced businessman Dimitrios Grinias to a nine-year prison sentence. He found him guilty for fraud and instigation of forgery, while he acquitted him of the accusations of fraud at the expense of the state and two misappropriations.
The court also sentenced businessman Georgios Kolovaris to seven years of imprisonment for fraud and moratoria on forgery, and found him innocent of fraud against the state.
Doctor Giorgos Grigoriadis found guilty and sentenced to seven years of imprisonment under the same charges.
Their sentence is suspensory until the appeal is upheld. They were also banned from leaving the country as well as depriving their civil rights.
Ilindon Bello, Otto Athanasopoulos and his wife, Eustathia Vakim were found innocent, as no incriminating evidence emerged against them during the hearing.
Marianna Kontouli disappeared in the summer of 2002 at the age of 70 from Amaliapolis where she lived.