Finacial Crime Unit (SDOE)

Greek Finance Ministry: 20% of Inspected Businesses Commit Financial Violations

The Greek Finance Ministry's General Secretariat of Public Revenue released information on Wednesday regarding financial inspection efforts across the country from the past few weeks. Out of 5,031 inspected businesses between August 10 and August 16, 1.027 were found committing financial violations. This amounts to 20.41%...

'Lagarde List' Scandal: Only Ten People Per Year Audited

Former Greek Finance Minister Giorgos Papakonstantinou is being tried for tampering with the Lagarde List. The first day of his trial began today, Thursday, February 26. During the process, it was revealed that over the last three years, the Greek...

Former SDOE Head to Stand Trial for 'Lagarde List' Case

The Court of Appeals ruled on Thursday that the former head of the Greek Financial Crime Unit (SDOE), Ioannis Diotis, must face charges for the way he handled the data included in the so-called "Lagarde List." The court essentially fully accepted the...

Greek Orthodox Monks and Nuns Facing Charges of Fraud

Deputy prosecutor Dimitris Mitroulias requested the referral of six people to the three-member Felony Court of Thessaloniki regarding a scam that was set up at a Greek Orthodox convent near the city. The deputy prosecutor proposed that two monks, a nun...

SDOE Ready to Announce 20 More Lagarde List Names

The Greek Financial Crime Unit (SDOE), along with several tax inspectors, have been investigating the case of the Lagarde List, a list of names of Greek people with Swiss bank accounts. After the investigation, SDOE is expected to announce...

Tax Office Thoroughly Examines 1,600 Wealthy People

Financial and Economic Crime Unit (SDOE) received a list from Commissioner Horst Reichenbach, including well-known business executives and government organizations which will be examined thoroughly. A special decentralized tax audit service (KEFOMEP) intends to impose massive fines on wealthy taxpayers...

Tax Cheating Rampant On Islands

Ignoring a plea from Prime Minister Antonis Samaras that a reduced Value Added Tax (VAT) would be increased again if the savings weren't passed on to customers and taxes paid to the state, as many as 100 percent of...