Volos Mayor Faces Match-Fix Charges

first_imgATHENS – Former Olympiakos Volou President and current Volos Mayor Achilleas Beos is among dozens of players, coaches, betting agents and soccer officials facing match-fixing charges.Also on the list are the President of the Super League President Giorgos Borovilos, businessman Giorgos Tsakogiannis, who are among 85 of 158 original defendants who will stand trial for their alleged involvement in a scheme to fix games in.Council of Appeals Court judges handed down the decision July 30 on charges the defendants were in a criminal organization, bribery, manipulation of results and illegal betting.In his recommendation, prosecutor Panayiotis Poulios accused Beos of directing the scheme, money laundering and criminal activity that defrauded the then state-controlled gaming company OPAP of millions of euros from 2008 to 2011, Kathimerini said.Charges were dropped against the rest of the defendants, including Olympiacos owner Vangelis Marinakis, due to a lack of evidence.But Marinakis isn’t off the hook as last month he was banned from soccer by a corruption-investigating judge looking into another match-fixing scandal involving games held between 2011 and 2013.The shipowner and businessman was ordered to post bail of 200,000 euros and to report to his local police station every 15 days until his trial.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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