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Psomiadis remanded in custody [Update]

Makis Psomiadis, the businessman and soccer club owner at the center of an investigation into match-fixing, was ordered to be remanded in custody at Korydallos Prison by an Athens prosecutor on Tuesday, after being handed over to Greek authorities on Monday by the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM).

Psomiadis was extradited to Greece on Monday and taken into custody by local authorities at the Evzones border crossing.

He had been arrested in Skopje, capital of FYROM, in November a few weeks after fleeing Greece. A month earlier, a magistrate decided to bail Psomiadis after charging him with being at the center of a large match-fixing ring.

The owner of Kavala soccer club denies any connection to the match-fixing ring, which is alleged to have made millions of euros by betting on the outcome of soccer games which various officials and players colluded to fix.

ekathimerini.com , Tuesday May 1, 2012 (11:38)  
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