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Psomiadis to face prosecutor

Soccer club owner Makis Psomiadis, who was arrested on Thursday after more than two months on the run, is due to appear before a prosecutor Saturday and is expected to deny helping set up a match-fixing ring.

Psomiadis denies any part in fixing the outcome of games so the ring could make money by betting on the matches.

?It is all made up,? he told journalists. The 55-year-old, who had evaded arrest since June by moving between houses in Attica before he was caught in a villa southeast of Athens, claims he was waiting for the prosecutor handling the case to return from holiday before handing himself in.

A 37-year-old woman was arrested on Friday on suspicion of helping Psomiadis evade arrest. The former fashion model allegedly rented the property where the businessman was arrested. An unnamed 59-year-old man is being sought.

Psomiadis also appeared before a prosecutor Friday in connection with two outstanding convictions, one for debts to the state and the other for hygiene violations at a patisserie he owned in Kavala, northern Greece.