Wednesday September 17, 2014 Search
Weather | Athens
28o C
21o C
News
Business
Comment
Life
Sports
Community
Survival Guide
Greek Edition
Soccer refereeing investigation goes into final stage

A judicial probe into alleged corruption in Greek soccer is entering its final phase, with 11 top officials due to give depositions to Court of First Instance deputy prosecutor Aristidis Koreas on September 15.

Koreas gave the officials, four from the Hellenic Footcall Federation (EPO), two from EPO’s Central Refereeing Committee (KED), two Super League club chairmen and three top-flight referees, more time to prepare their depositions last week.

The prosecutor is investigating two incidents. The first has to do with former Super League referee Petros Konstantineas. After refereeing a 2012 game between Xanthi and Olympiakos, which the team from northern Greece won 1-0, an explosive device went off outside a bakery owned by Konstantineas. He later told judicial authorities that two EPO officials had pressured him before the game to favor one of the two teams in the match. Konstantineas was only assigned to one more game that season and announced his retirement immediately afterward.

The prosecutor has collected the phone records of several soccer officials from that period as part of the evidence for his case file.

The other aspect of Koreas’s probe has to do with the way referees were assigned to Super League games. This was prompted by a Kathimerini report in 2012.

Koreas has since questioned 15 people, including EPO officials, referees and club executives, as part of his investigation into claims that regulations were not followed when choosing who would officiate games in the 2012-13 season.

ekathimerini.com , Saturday August 23, 2014 (17:40)  
Mitroglou seals Olympiakos´s 3-2 triumph over Atletico
Olympiakos, Atletico gear up for Champions League opener
Greece wins women´s U19 Europeans in water polo
Veria alone on Super League summit
Pensions audit draws money, finds major fraud
A review of all the pensions being issued by the Greek state which started two years ago in a bid to weed out false claims has resulted in savings of 42.2 million euros, Alternate Finance Mi...
Athens dismisses Davutoglu´s invitation to tea on Cyprus
Turkey’s new Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu visited the occupied part of Cyprus on Tuesday and suggested that Greek Premier Antonis Samaras should join him there for peace talks but Athens d...
Inside News
Sports events extend season of tourism
The organization of sporting activities at popular Greek destinations has helped to extend the tourism season and brought additional revenues to sector professionals. Among the big events in...
Gov’t to ask for subsidy return
The government will seek the return of 387.4 million euros in illegal state subsidies given to Greek farmers in 2009, according to a document that Finance Minister Gikas Hardouvelis forwarde...
Inside Business
FOCUS
Democracy´s many guises and challenges
The wilting Arab Spring, conflict in Ukraine, slaughter in Iraq and Syria, citizens not trusting their governments and Europeans losing their enthusiasm for the Union – most places you look ...
COMMENTARY
Lessons not learned
One year since the assassination of rapper Pavlos Fyssas by a member of Golden Dawn in Keratsini, southwestern Athens, we now know a lot more about the activity of the neo-Nazi party’s hit s...
Inside Comment
SPONSORED LINK: FinanzNachrichten.de
SPONSORED LINK: BestPrice.gr
 RECENT NEWS
1. Mitroglou seals Olympiakos´s 3-2 triumph over Atletico
2. Sports events extend season of tourism
3. Gov’t to ask for subsidy return
4. Shipping sector concentrates but still expands despite crisis
5. First step toward transformation of Athenian Riviera
6. Pensions audit draws money, finds major fraud
more news
Today
This Week
1. Greece at bottom of social justice scale among EU28
2. Lessons not learned
3. Golden Dawn candidate found guilty of inciting racist violence
4. Promises, promises
5. PM to inaugurate new surgery wing at Evangelismos Hospital
6. Thessaloniki woman arrested for cashing in dead aunt's pension
Today
This Week
1. Greece on standby
2. A Greek God
3. Avramopoulos appointed Commissioner for Migration and Home Affairs
4. Central Athens traffic restrictions back in force on Monday
5. Pavlos Fyssas murder trial expected to start before the end of the year
6. EU bank tests may miss trillion dollar risk, study finds
   Find us ...
  ... on
Twitter
     ... on Facebook   
About us  |  Subscriptions  |  Advertising  |  Contact us  |  Athens Plus  |  RSS  |   
Copyright © 2014, H KAΘHMEPINH All Rights Reserved.