Dimitri Melissanidis is at the center of the scandal
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Because AEK Athens boss Dimitri Melissanidis (Dimitri Melissanidis) was accused of dumping stolen money from a company to the football club.
The company in question, Aegean Offshore Oil Network, submitted a management application in 2018. A previous audit showed that its balance sheet had approximately US$200 million, which was marked as Potential fraud.
At the same time, Melissa Nidis was accused of injecting approximately $10 million into AEK through an intermediary to help fund player signings and make up for the losses suffered by the Greek League team.
If these claims are proved to be true, then the club and its owners may be significantly affected, because AEK has participated in the Europa League and won the trophy in 2015, that year the money was used to fund player transfers.
PwC Greece settled for US$14.9 million
Now, according to business outlets Reuters, An update of the situation has appeared.
A legal dispute between PricewaterhouseCoopers (an auditing company) and a Utah pension fund has been settled. The fund claims:
“When auditing the financial statements of this fuel transportation company for 2016, the auditor recklessly ignored the red flags.”
Although one case has now been resolved, there are two other cases under trial. One is for the Greek branch of the audit company Deloitte, which audited the company’s books between 2006 and 2015.
The second is against Melissanidis himself and the former chief financial officer Spyros Gianniotis. The owner of AEK Athens was accused by Aegean shareholders of controlling the contractor who defrauded the company of 300 million US dollars.
All three parties deny these allegations, and PwC’s refusal to accept the settlement is an admission of guilt and innocence in the matter.