The authorities have an additional weapon to dismantle the illegal betting circuit. As “The Trial” reveals, bank accounts of those involved are opened without declassification.
It is a possibility provided by law and facilitates the work of preliminary investigation. The money trail records the amounts traded by the bookies so that Greek football players can bet on fixed matches.
At the same time – as reported by the website “Dikographies” – Mr General Secretary of Sports Giorgos Mavrotas avoids informing about the case the president of the Anti-Money Laundering Authority, honorary deputy prosecutor of the Supreme Court, Charalambos Vourliotis. Mr. Mavrotas is head of the National Sports Integrity Platform (EPATHLA) and has signed a memorandum of cooperation with Mr. Vourliotis since February. As emphasized in the publication, he should have immediately provided him with all the information so that the honorary prosecutor can proceed to identify the black money, since the Anti-Money Laundering Authority is the only one that has the ability (at this stage of the investigation) to freeze accounts and assets.
At the same time, it is emphasized that in the one year that Takis Baltakos has been president of the EPO, 109 Sportradar files archivedthere was not the slightest progress in the matter of investigating suspicious encounters and the punitive framework remained unclear and ineffective.
Source: Sport Fm
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