- Associated Press - Thursday, September 15, 2011

ATHENS, GREECE (AP) - The former chairman of Greek club Kavala has been arrested for alleged involvement in a match-fixing scandal after three months on the run.

Poilce say Makis Psomiadis was arrested Thursday at a seaside home south of Athens on suspicion of membership in a criminal organization, blackmail, bribery and match fixing.

Topflight clubs Kavala and Volos were thrown out of Greece’s professional leagues this summer over the match-fixing scandal. They launched an unsuccessful appeal.

Psomiadis, led in handcuffs to Athens police headquarters, described the match-fixing allegations as “fairytales” and described himself as a “political prisoner.”

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