The appeal of Former Transport Minister Tassos Mantelis against his sentence for failing to declare cash he received from German electronics and engineering giant Siemens was adjourned for a second time this month on Monday.

The court is due to sit again on December 12 due to the unavailability of defense lawyers on Monday.

Mantelis was handed a three-year suspended sentence in 2011 for submitting a false source-of-wealth declaration.

The ex-minister admitted receiving money from Siemens but said it was an election campaign contribution rather than a bribe.