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Olympiakos chairman to appear before magistrate in June

Olympiakos chairman Vangelis Marinakis has been given until the beginning of June before he is questioned by anti-corruption magistrate Giorgos Andreadis, court source have told Kathimerini.

Marinakis is one of 16 people alleged to have cooperated to fix the outcome of Greek soccer matches. He denies the charges.

Apart from forming a criminal gang, which is a felony, the list of charges against the suspects consists of serial fraud, bribery and attempted blackmail. The last charge relates to an explosion at a bakery owned by referee Petros Constantineas in 2012.

Those charged include three officials from the Hellenic Football Federation (EPO), two members of EPO’s refereeing committee, three referees and two chairmen of Super League soccer clubs.

The other chairman charged, Levadiakos’s Yiannis Kobotis, gave evidence on Monday.