Psomiadis trial postponed until April

An Athens court on Wednesday postponed until April 4 the trial of Makis Psomiadis, the businessman and soccer club boss, and two of his relatives on charges of embezzling large sums from the coffers of the AEK soccer club during the period that Psomiadis was managing the club.

The proceedings were put off as a key suspect in the case is still in Skopje where he was arrested in connection with an investigation into a large match-fixing ring. His extradition to Greece is expected at the end of December.

Psomiadis, who has a long history of run-ins with the authorities for offenses, faces a string of charges of embezzlement and money laundering in this case.

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