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Former Financial Crime Squad Chief Sentenced Over Lagarde List

The former head of the Financial Crime Squad (SDOE); Yiannis Diotis, was given a 10-year suspended sentence over his handling of the so-called Lagarde list. A three-member appeals Court of Athens unanimously found Diotis guilty of failing to use the data...

Israeli-Greek Sabby Mionis Sues HSBC and Falciani Over 'Lagarde List'

Israeli-Greek bussinessman Sabby Mionis is suing whistle-blower Hervé Falciani and the HSBC bank over the disclosure of private information from his bank account, contained in the "Lagarde List". Speaking to Swiss paper Les Temps, Mionis, who currently lives in Israel,...

Greek State Gets Very Little From Much-Discussed Lagarde and Borjans Lists

The Greek State earned very little from the famous Lagarde and Borjans lists of alleged tax dodgers, instead of the estimated 1 billion euros government officials were claiming to receive. A recent decision of the Plenary Session of the Council...

Supreme Court Upholds Ruling for Suspended Prison Sentence and Fines for Former Finance Minister

The Supreme Court upheld on Tuesday a four-year suspended prison sentence and a fine of 10,000 euros imposed on former finance minister Giannos Papantoniou and his wife, Stavroula Kourakou, for submitting an inaccurate wealth declaration for 2009. Each of them...

Courts Asked to Clarify Ruling On Foreign Deposits That Could Cost the State €1 Billion

The Administrative Appeals Court has recently made a ruling that could end up costing the Greek state some €1 billion by ruling in favor of a plaintiff appealing fines for depositing unclaimed income in banks abroad, sources report. The General Secretariat...

Greek FinMin Says Investigation of Tax Evaders on Lagarde List Going at a Snails Pace

According to data recently released by Alternative Finance Minister Tryfon Alexiadis to the Greek Parliament, sifting through the long list of tax dodgers from the so-called Lagarde list is going at an extremely slow rate. Alexiadis says under-staffing and difficulty closing cases...

Ongoing Tax-Evasion Investigation Continues With Important Meetings

On Friday, Greek public prosecutors said they were given additional evidence to use in an ongoing tax-evasion investigation by former HSBC employee and whistleblower Herve Falciani during a second meeting held in France. Falciani agreed to have another meeting with prosecutors...

PM Requests off-the-agenda Debate on Justice Issues in Parliament

In a letter to Parliament President Nikos Voutsis on Wednesday, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras asked for an off-the-agenda debate in Greek Parliament focusing exclusively on the latest developments concerning justice and the government's policies in this area. "Over the...

Current Greek Government Seems Determined to Go After Tax Evaders, Borjans Says

Norbert Walter-Borjans, Finance Minister of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, has revealed that he actually offered his assistance in tax-related matters to the government of Antonis Samaras in 2012, just like Syriza MPs claimed recently, but he was turned...

Greek Tax Authority Slaps Provisional 3.3 Mln-Euro Fine to Aide of Former PM

Greece’s audit center for taxpayers with large wealth charged lawyer Stavros Papastavrou -- close aide of former prime minister Antonis Samaras -- on Thursday, with a provisional fine totaling 3.3 million euros in connection with a bank deposit found...