Soccer Scandal Chief Psomiadis Dies

first_imgATHENS – Former AEK soccer owner Makis Psomiadis, released from jail last year after serving an embezzlement sentence, has died.Media reports said that the flamboyant Psomiadis, known for his big cigars, mustache and ego, suffered a heart attack.Psomiadis was released on parole last August after serving four years and two months after being convicted of stealing 21.5 million euros ($23.1 million) from AEK when he was in charge of the soccer club between 2001 and 2003.Psomiadis, 60, was also handed a 4.5-year sentence for his part in match fixing while he was Chairman of Kavala.He was a fugitive before being caught in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) in 2011.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img