An Athens court found two brothers guilty of the murder of Sydney underworld figure John Macris, 46.

Yuliyanov J Raychev Serafim, 33, and Milen Raychev, 36, two brothers who are nationals of Bulgaria, were sentenced for the murder. Serafim was was handed an 18-year sentence while his brother Milen was jailed for 10 years for driving away the getaway car which could possibly be reduced to three years with parole. In Greece, a life sentence is 16years, but Serafim was handed an additional two years for carrying a gun.

The lawyer of the accused brothers has indicated that an appeal is possible, but the hearing for that would take two years.

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The widow of Macris and mother of his two children, former Playboy model Viktoria Karida said justice had been served. She told News Corp: “My husband, who sees and listens to everything from the sky – he is satisfied, and so am I.”

Police do not believe that the assassination, which took place in Voula on 31 October, 2018, concerned the Greek-Australian millionaire’s past dealings in Australia where he dealt with drugs. In Greece, he had opened a security business months before his death.