Chairman of Greek soccer club AEK Athens arrested
The chairman of the Greek soccer club AEK Athens chairman has
been arrested, with his team accused of not paying $219.5 million
Andreas Dimitrelos was in police custody Thursday and is to
testify before a magistrate Friday.
It was the latest high-profile arrest over taxes in a country
reeling from economic problems. The club said the alleged offenses
came before Dimitrelos became chairman last year. It said the
matter was being settled in a 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. He also
received a lifetime ban from the national team.