An Athens economic department prosecutor on Monday pressed criminal charges against eight persons out of fifteen suspects allegedly involved in a fixed football games case.
The eight suspects had placed bets on fixed games and will testify in court on their 'predictions' in the specific games.
The prosecution is continuing its investigations of the other seven "winners", who are being examined for the felonies of fraud and money laundering against OPAP S.A., the state-run betting and lottery pools group. Based on OPAP claims, most of the suspects have won large amounts, up to 90,000 euros, by wagering on fixed games.
According to the prosecutor’s office, the suspects allegedly placed their bets into predictions for more than five fixed games in 2010.
Case files for "suspicious" matches are expected to be put together by prosecutors in other cities as well, including Thessaloniki, where similar instances of “super winners” have been reported.