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Ruling in Former Greek FinMin Trial to be Delivered on Tuesday

The hearing process in the trial of former finance minister George Papaconstantinou, over charges of removing his relatives' names from a controversial list of Greek depositors abroad under review for possible tax evasion (the so-called Lagarde list), was concluded...

Former Minister's Trial Continues with Testimonies of Ex-sec'y General, SDOE Head

The trial of former Greek finance minister George Papaconstantinou on charges of tampering with possible tax evasion evidence continued on Tuesday with witnesses taking the stand including former colleagues and ministry staff. Papaconstantinou is on trial on allegations of striking...

Ex-finance Greek Minister's Trial to Begin February 25

Special Court justice Nikolaos Passos on Monday set a date of February 25, 2015 for the trial of former finance minister George Papaconstantinou on charges relating to his handling of the so-called 'Lagarde list' - a CD supplied by...

Lagarde List Probe Finds Rampant Tax Cheating

More than 3 1/2 years after first receiving it, Greece is speeding the pace of looking into a list of 2,062 citizens with $1.95 billion in secret Swiss bank accounts and after only 72 inspections has found the depositors...

Papaconstantinou Prosecution Gets Go-Ahead

Greece's former finance minister George Papaconstantinou won't be able to avoid prosecution on charges he mishandled a list of 2,062 Greeks with $1.95 billion in secret Swiss bank accounts - an investigation found the names of three of his...

Acquitted Journalist Vaxevanis Tried Again

Kostas Vaxevanis , the Greek whistleblower journalist who embarrassed a Greek government that hadn't acted on a list of Greeks with secret Swiss bank accounts by publishing their names, went on trial again on Oct. 8 of violating their...

Parliament Votes to Indict Papaconstantinou

Former finance minister George Papaconstantinou will face a panel of judges on charges of tampering with a document and breach of duty after being indicted by the Greek Parliament in a secret ballot so lawmakers names wouldn't be revealed....

Papaconstantinou Could Get Life

A parliamentary committee investigating former finance minister George Papaconstantionou's handling of a list of 2,062 Greeks with $1.95 billion in secret accounts in the Geneva, Switzerland branch of HSBC bank will refer his case to the Special Court and...

Greece Probes Officials Over Lagarde List

Greek prosecutors have questioned two finance ministry officials close to former Socialist finance minister George Papaconstantinou, who is caught up in a tax scandal shaking Greek politics, judicial sources said on Jan. 4. Agence-France-Presse said the two officials worked in...

Greece Girds for 2013: Recovery or Relapse?

With an exhausting 2012 behind him, and after ruling for half of it, Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras said he believes 2013 will be the year that Greece finally begins to recover from its crushing economic crisis - with...