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Businessman arrested in Athens

A CYPRIOT businessman has been arrested in Athens for unpaid debts to the Greek government of over €12 million, the Cyprus News Agency reported on Saturday.
The 50-year-old businessman, with interests in football, show business and the internet, was arrested on noon Friday, by financial crime police, for owing the Greek government the amount of €12,363,783. The businessman has not been named.
The man is wanted in connection with violation of Greek laws on cheque issuance, failure to pay dues to the government and failure to pay owed wages.
According to Greek police, the 50-year-old was arrested in an office block in Syggrou Avenue, Athens, in the course of targeted operations by the financial crime arm of Greek police aiming to locate and arrest individuals convicted for financial crimes.

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