Published January 13, 2015
The chairman of the Greek soccer club AEK Athens chairman has been arrested, with his team accused of not paying $219.5 million in taxes.
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.