Father and son ‘ran council slush fund’


A father and son bribed a pair of council contractors with a ‘tsunami of cash’ in return for lucrative deals involving fire safety equipment, a court heard. Yiannakis Polycarpou, 64, and son Costas, 41, are accused of paying out nearly £90,000 in bribes during 2012 and 2013, allowing Hackney Council maintenance subcontractor Lee Wylie, 46, to ‘live the life of Riley’. Wylie, along with another subcontractor from the maintenance firm Lakehouse, who cannot be named, enjoyed a lavish life of…

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