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New List Reveals More Than 10,000 Greek Accounts in Swiss Bank

tax-evasion-euroThe Greek government has gotten its hands on a new and even bigger list of Greek taxpayers’ bank accounts in Switzerland, thanks to the help of the German Federal Government
The Finance Ministry revealed that the list includes 10,588 accounts from 2006 and 2008. Total deposits amounted to 3.9 billion Swiss francs in 2006 and 2.9 billion Swiss francs in 2008.
The list was provided by the taxation authority of North Rhine Westphalia through the German Federal Government.
“This data will be utilized by the taxation agencies and the prosecuting authorities in the Greek State’s battle for the decisive fight against tax evasion,” the Finance Ministry’s announcement notes.
The first such list, the infamous Lagarde list, includes 2,062 bank accounts of Greek taxpayers at a HSBC branch in Switzerland. The list was provided to the Greek authorities in 2010, by the then French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde. Investigations have been launched into the accounts with 170 people having paid back the Greek state for tax evasion and money laundering.
The Athens Macedonian News Agency reports that Greek Alternate Finance Minister Tryfon Alexiadis noted that there may be multiple people associated with each account as was the case with the Lagarde list. Alexiadis also claimed that the new lists’ accounts will be investigated in painstaking detail beginning this upcoming Monday.

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