The suspect, identified as M.L., is wanted by authorities for complicity to commit usury, money laundering, forgery and fraud and belonging to a criminal organization. A magistrate on the Ionian island of Zakynthos had issued two warrants for his arrest. Also, the 61-year-old has been convicted seven times by misdemeanors courts in Athens and the central port of Volos, earning jail time exceeding six years.
The suspect, who is seventh on a list of big-time tax evaders, was to face an Athens prosecutor yesterday.
In a smaller catch, officers nabbed the 67-year-old owner of the Pentelikon luxury hotel in northern Athens, Haralambos Vardis, for tax arrears of 85,457 euros.