(Reuters) – Greek shipping tycoon Vangelis Marinakis, the owner of Olympiakos Piraeus and Nottingham Forest soccer teams, denied any links to drug trafficking on Saturday, a day after a Greek prosecutor brought preliminary charges against him.
The prosecutor accused Marinakis of financing and storing drug substances and setting up a criminal group to traffic and sell drugs, a judiciary source said. The matter will now be referred to an investigating magistrate, the source said.
The 50-year old shipowner denied any wrongdoing, saying that the charges were legally unfounded. He accused the country’s leftist-led government of plotting against him.”