Makis Psomiadis’ son, Stavros is facing prosecution within the investigation of money laundering from his father‘s illegal betting. Psomiadis junior has refused to postpone the procedure and declared his desire to provide the necessary clarifications in the case of match-fixing. He appeared in court with his sister Christina, who also has to give explanations on charges of concealing the proceeds of illegal activity. The lawyers of Psomiadis’ children said that Makis and Christina had alone taken the initiative and asked to appear in court after they learned that the authorities had issued warrants for their arrest. Their mother, the wife of Makis Psomiadis, appeared in support of the accused. She is also supposed to have been involved in this case.
According to information in the Greek media, the prosecutor on the case Poppy Papandreou has been investigating the concealment of around five million euro that were embezzled mainly by the AEK football club. SDOE economic police in Greece have not yet submitted a formal accusation, reported Ethnos. Papandreou considers the case of football boss Psomiadis and his family as forming a criminal group for financial frauds, draining of funds and tax frauds.
Makis Psomiadis’ has been accused of legalizing income from illegal activities. Authorities turned to him after recordings of telephone conversations had come to light, which proved that football bosses fixed the outcome of upcoming matches. Psomiadis is indirectly connected with various companies, enterprises and activities, which were often fictitious, in order to secure the laundering of money from illegal profits. His family played a major role along the dirty money road. Makis Psomiadis was arrested at his villa in the suburb of Anavyssos in Athens in September last year. During the examination by the investigator, Psomiadis said that there was a conspiracy against him and he was a victim of the system. Evidence gathered by the investigating authorities did not prove his thesis.