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Lawmakers Get New Lagarde List CD

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New Lagarde list CD A CD containing the names of 2,065 Greeks with $1.95 billion in secret accounts in the Geneva, Switzerland branch of HSBC that hasn’t been checked for tax evasion suspects for 2 1/2 years was given to a parliamentary committee investigating the removal of the names of three relatives of former finance minister George Papaconstantinou.

The committee is trying to determine if he doctored the list, which he has denied. It is known as the Lagarde List because he received it from then French finance minister Christine Lagarde, now head of the International Monetary Fund, one of Greece’s international lenders. She said it came from a larger list of depositors in a number of countries who were being vetted for tax evasion.

The CD, forwarded by French authorities, was delivered to the MPs in the presence of two police officers from the criminal investigations department. The new CD was dispatched in order to verify its contents against the original CD given to Papaconstantinou, who said it went missing.

Giorgos Angelopoulos, a former close aide of Papaconstantinou,  testified that a CD handed over to him by the former Finance Minister contained a different file format compared to the original CD sent by the French authorities.

While Papaconstantinou’s successor as finance minister, current PASOK Socialist leader Evangelos Venizelos, also had a list, Parliament decided not to investigate him. His party is one of the two coalition partners in Prime Minister Antonis Samaras’ government.

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  • Alex

    Leftists exploiting this Lagarde List to breed a class warfare mentality, generate hostility towards our middle ground parties, and engaging in excessive greek bashing so popular in foreign press. What a surprise.

    Why don’t those on who are left in  the media equally mock foreign governments as allegedly corrupt elite all conspiring with one another?. There were another 130,000 names on that list no? Did all the other countries investigate the issue?  Whats with the excessive Greek-bashing?
    Are you afraid to offend your friends at US military funded setimes.com that commission you to write articles. You know… the same setimes.com staff that pretends not to notice the Slavs change into ancient Macedonians and state level encouragement of their citizens to not only see 1/3 of Greece as “Greek occupied Macedonia” but to attempts to delete our very identity. (i.e. ethnic cleansing)
     

  • worldarts

    Oh, just shut up and zip it, Alex…. Your hate & ignorance is not going to solve anything!

  • worldarts

    This new inquiry by Parliament is a FRAUD & JOKE just like the last one… they’re now trying to put the blame on Papaconstantinou’s secretary & underling… I still want to know WHY fat-boy criminal Venizelos escaped after Fraudently hiding the “List” in his home for 2 years and how it is at all possible that he’s NOT being prosecuted for CRIMES against the State??!! – Go figure! Talk about JUSTICE here!

  • Alex

     Anut case that rants about the elite day-in day-out like commie extremist from the Soviet Union talking about “hate and ignorance”.

    You offer ZERO solutions here. All you do is rant and rant against a moderate govenrment like a crying baby. I don’t even know if you are a Greek or a Skopian pretending to be a leftist .

  • Alex

     You are joke and fraud. All you do is lie and embellish post after post.

  • Alex

     Waaaaaah waaaaaah waaaah.

  • Alex

     how about all the governments that didn’t do anything about the list? Do they all belong in jail too you moron? Why do you go on and on bashing Greeks and supporting commies? Are you skopian?

  • The maverik

    @worldarts:disqus  I said it before if you want to check my comments…This is a joke and the list will not be investigated because most “Taxevaders” are the ones who provide major political parties with financial support from evading taxes to their election campaigns…

  • Alex

    “most “Taxevaders” are the ones who provide major political parties with financial support”

    This is untrue. I knwo you are not a communist but this is the sort of misinformation communists believe. Stop listening to idiots like “world arts”. He has no idea what he is talking about.

    Most of the tax evaders are middle class self-employed professionals that have absolutely nothing to do with the government. (small business owners, dentists, people who work cash jobs). There are also poor people that cheat on their taxes just like their are rich ones. (albeit the sums involved for wealth tax cheats are greater)

    You sometimes say smart things maverik but when you make elite versus the peopel complaints like an anarchist or communist you effectively help them (whether intentionally or not) . These radicals are  working to destroy our homeland.