Former Greek FinMin Faces Falsification Charges over Lagarde List

World » SOUTHEAST EUROPE | February 25, 2015, Wednesday // 12:51
Bulgaria: Former Greek FinMin Faces Falsification Charges over Lagarde List Giorgos Papakonstantinou Photo: EPA/BGNES

Giorgos Papakonstantinou, a former Greek finance minister in the George Papandreou government between October 2009 and June 2011 has appeared in court in Athens Wednesday.

He has been accused of large scale fraud, connected to the so called Lagarde List, as announced by the Greek Reporter. Papakonstantinou had been accused of deleting the names of his family members (cousin Eleni Papakonstantinou, her husband Simeon Sikiaridis and Andreas Rossonis) from the list of more than 2,000 people with cash deposits in the Geneva branch of HSBC. 

The Lagarde List contained tax evaders that had not paid the taxes due for their accounts.

The inter-state criminal scheme was revealed earlier in February and a list of prominent account holders was disclosed.

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