Lagarde List Untouched Until Venizelos Got It

Lagarde List Untouched Until Venizelos Got It

PASOK Socialist leader Evangelos Venizelos.
PASOK Socialist leader Evangelos Venizelos.

Greek financial prosecutors said there is no evidence that a CD list of 2,062 Greeks with $1.95 billion in secret deposits in a Swiss bank was tampered with during the time it was in the possession of former finance minister George Papaconstantinou.

Parliament approved an investigation into his handling of the file after it was discovered the names of three of his relatives had been removed from the original that was in the hands of former French finance minister Christine Lagarde, who gave it to him in 2010. He has vehemently denied doctoring the list.

The newspaper Kathimerini reported that the list had been opened but not tampered with before it was given to his successor as finance minister, now PASOK Socialist leader Evangelos Venizelos in July 2011. Parliament rejected an inquiry of Venizelos, one of Prime Minister Antonis Samaras’ coalition government partners as critics said the Premier was trying to shield him.

The files on the flash drive given to Venizelos by the then chief of the Financial Crimes Squad (SDOE), Yiannis Diotis, had been copied on July 8, 2011, onto another memory device in full without any evidence of tampering, the prosecutors said in a report sent to a Parliamentary committee that is probing whether Papaconstantinou should face indictment for tampering with the list.

According to the prosecutors’ investigation, the files on memory stick were opened by four different users between September 30, 2010, and October 2, 2012 but it was not revealed who they were. Papaconstantinou said the list went missing after he got it and a number of copies are reportedly floating around.

If Papaconstantinou is cleared, it is likely no one will face further questioning on who removed the names of his relatives. Meanwhile, the list still hasn’t been vetted for possible evaders after being in the hands of Greek authorities for more than two years as the government imposes more pay cuts, tax hikes and slashed pensions instead on workers, pensioners and the poor. Tax cheats owe Greece more than $70 billion.

  • The maverik

    No action will be taken…End of story…Cover-up is on the way…

  • Pbournias

    The Ides of March will be upon Venizelos and others soon!
     

  • Mekima Kaityri

    Where is ALEX..??
    No comment yet..?

    Until (Venizelos’s Law) ‘freedom from prosecution for parliamentarians’ is removed it’s more of the same coverups and inaction.
    A continuing soap opera which should be rivalling ‘Suleiman’.

    Again, this law needs to be dissolved before we can take the government seriously, move forward and initiate real meaningful change and reform.

  • Arithehun

    What a joke and these are the men who will lead us back from the wilderness into a new era of politics for the good of all .This re minds of a quote from “Animal Farm” …everyone is equal except some people are more equal than others” 

  • Mental retard Kosta

    Alex or shall I say Kosta is probably calling his uncle Vezinelos to warn him about this article. You can see where some of Vezinelos EU funds are hidden, in his fat gut. What a swine

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/OYG7TRHWU2AIDSI4M3B2PE2BHA Paul Johnston PhD

    How can Mr. Venizelos have been let off the investigation when the investigation is still on-going?
    What a FRAUD & a SHAM! Makes no sense at all except that the government is trying to hide his guilt and crimes against the State! WHERE IS THE NEWS MEDIA to investigate this madness?   

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/OYG7TRHWU2AIDSI4M3B2PE2BHA Paul Johnston PhD

    Golden Dawn is their “Ides of March” and KARMA and Pasok and ND knows it…!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/OYG7TRHWU2AIDSI4M3B2PE2BHA Paul Johnston PhD

    How can Mr. Venizelos have been let off the investigation when the investigation is still on-going?
    What a FRAUD & a SHAM! Makes no sense at all except that the government is trying to hide his guilt and crimes against the State! WHERE IS THE NEWS MEDIA to investigate this madness? Whys aren’t the Media also investigating why Akis Tzahadsopolous is still in jail awaiting his trial after a year??? Where are the Investigative reporters here to ask these questions??? ——– There are no reporters, they are bought and paid for by Pasok and ND!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/OYG7TRHWU2AIDSI4M3B2PE2BHA Paul Johnston PhD

    How can Mr. Venizelos have been let off the investigation when the investigation is still on-going? What a FRAUD & a SHAM! Makes no sense at all except that the government is trying to hide his guilt and crimes against the State!
    WHERE IS THE NEWS MEDIA to investigate this madness? Whys aren’t the Media also investigating why Akis Tzahadsopolous is still in jail awaiting his trial after a year??? Where are the Investigative reporters here to ask these questions??? ——– There are no reporters, they are bought and paid for by Pasok and ND!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/OYG7TRHWU2AIDSI4M3B2PE2BHA Paul Johnston PhD

    How can Mr. Venizelos have been let off the investigation when the investigation is
    still on-going? What a FRAUD & a SHAM! Makes no sense at all except that
    the government is trying to hide his guilt and crimes against the State!

    WHERE IS THE NEWS MEDIA to investigate this madness? Whys aren’t the Media also investigating why Akis Tzahadsopolous is still in jail awaiting his trial after a year??? Where are the Investigative Reporters here to ask these questions??? ——– There are no reporters, they are bought and paid for by Pasok and ND!

  • Alex

     The legarde list is just an excuse for you leftists to go on a looting spree.

    At least the Skopian below agrees with you.

  • Alex

     Given you don’t say a peep aobut Skopians trying to exterminate the Greek people, you concern is hardly the Greece troll.

  • Alex

     Hey worldarts given up on your own handle?

  • Alex

     Hey worldarts given up on your other handle?

  • Alex

     Sure Skopian, you interest is the welfare of the Greek people.

  • Alex

      Hey “paul johnston” (aka worldarts) I love how you “like” the Skopian trolling this website. I am sure you are a “PhD”.

  • Alex

    fyi  “Paul Johnston” goes by other handle “worldarts” just “liked” a Skopian that goes by handle “Mental retard Kosta” (who also goes against rants against our middle ground coalition government because they want it to fail so the commies win next election )

  • Alex

      Hey “paul johnston” (aka worldarts) I love how you “like” the Skopian trolling this website. I am sure you are a “PhD”.

  • Alex

     Hey Kaityri… where are you posts against the Skopains and communists that collude with them.

  • Alex

      Hey worldarts given up on your own handle?

  • Alex

      Hey worldarts given up on your other handle?