AEK Athens chairman arrested for unpaid taxes

AEK Athens chairman Andreas Dimitrelos has been arrested over

unpaid taxes by the Greek club worth ?170 million ($219.5

million).

The 54-year-old Dimitrelos was in police custody on Thursday and

is due to testify before an inquiring magistrate on Friday.

It was the latest high-profile arrest over taxes in the

crisis-hit country. The club said the alleged offenses predated

Dimitrelos’ chairmanship which started last year. It said tax

arrears were being settled under a debt restructuring procedure

initiated by AEK under the country’s bankruptcy code.

AEK is 11th in the 16-team Greek league.

Also this week, midfielder Giorgos Katidis was suspended from

AEK after celebrating a goal with a Nazi-style salute. The former

Greece Under 21-captain also received a lifetime national team

ban.