Beos, Tsakogiannis taken to prison

Olympiakos Volou president Achilleas Beos, Ilioupoli owner Giorgos Tsakogiannis and bookmaker Vassilis Karakoulias have been jailed pending trial for charges connected to the match-fixing scandal rocking Greek soccer.

The three men face serious charges and the authorities deemed their custody essential on June 27 after deciding they posed a flight risk.

Beos was taken to Nafplio prison and Tsakogiannis to Trikala jail, while Karakoulias was not taken to Grevena prison as he suffered a heart attack and was taken to an Athens hospital instead on June 28.

Bookmaker Vassilis Geortsiakos, who was arrested a day after the rest of the suspects, will appear before the authorities on June 29.

Seven more men were released on bail on June 27, including Kavala president Stavros Psomiadis. His father, Makis, as well as two more men who have arrest warrants issued against them have signaled they turn themselves in soon.

The question now is whether Olympiakos Volou will also be considered responsible for the actions of its president and be prevented from entering the Europa League’s second qualifying round next month.

Meanwhile more and more recorded conversations are emerging from the prosecutors’ files, implicating more people in the scandal, including Hellenic Football Federation president Sofoklis Pilavios and PAOK president Thodoris Zagorakis.

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