Passports probe being expanded, president’s law firm handled 41 cases from 4,000 (Updated)

The government said on Thursday an additional investigation will be carried out by the interior minister into other cases of people who were granted citizenship under the island’s investment scheme using the previous criteria.

Opposition Akel dragged the president’s law firm into the equation, prompting a scathing response from government spokesman Prodromos Prodromou later in the day.

Akel kept up the pressure suggesting the government had been granting passports left and right without due diligence.

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