The president of FC Olympiacos, Vangelis Marinakis, on Thursday was acquitted of all charges related to the so-called “Coriopolis” (Bug-gate) affair involving charges of fixed matches in the Greek professional football league.
The verdict follows a recommendation of acquittal by the deputy appellate-level public prosecutor Panayotis Poulios, whose opinion was that Marinakis has no involvement whatsoever with the affair, which surfaced in 2011.
The public prosecutor’s office assigned this case, following a judicial investigation that lasted many years, indicted 93 individuals for trial. The appellate court acquitted 59 of those defendants, clearing them in the case.
With regards to the president of Olympiacos, Vangelis Marinakis, the recommendation of the public prosecutor was for a full acquittal, with the opinion that there exists no evidence whatsoever that links the Olympiacos president with the charges.
Marinakis is currently preparing for a celebration of his club’s 5th consecutive Super League Championship in Greece, and his fifth championship at the helm of the club.
The club’s management also made it clear that it intends to fully exhaust all legal means so that the individuals who tried to blemish Marinakis’ character with their slanderous or misleading articles and reports on this specific case, will be brought before justice.