Immigration agents have arrested a well-known Cypriot musician — popular among New York’s Greek-American community — for apparent visa irregularities.
Renos Efthimiou, a drummer who has participated in numerous Greek-related festivals and concerts in Astoria and elsewhere, is being held at the Seneca County Jail, Ohio.
According to a report in the National Herald, the president of the Cyprus Federation of America Philip Christopher has already hired lawyers to defend Efthimiou and seek his release.
Christopher has already offered $2,000 as the retaining fee required for a judge to release Efthimiou on bail.
In addition, he is organizing a fundraiser to cover legal costs this coming Monday (March 12), at Dionysos Restaurant in Astoria (23-15 31 Street).