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
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