OPAP chief cleared

An Athens misdemeanors court on Friday cleared Yiannis Spanoudakis, the current CEO of state-run gaming firm OPAP, of charges relating to unpaid taxes.

Spanoudakis was accused of failing to ensure that NGP Plastic, part of the Petzetakis Group, paid 375,000 euros in taxes when he was CEO of the company between 2006 and 2008.

However, the court found that the charges could not apply to Spanoudakis as tax authorities confirmed the alleged debt in 2010, by which time he was no longer the company?s CEO.