Greek Prosecutor Gets 500,000 Bank Account Details from Lagarde List



tax-evasionA file with about 500,000 bank account records of all those persons, included in the so-called “Lagarde list” was delivered on Tuesday evening by the secretary-general of the Greek cabinet, Mihalis Kalogirou to Chief Prosecutor Elias Zagoraios.

The record, to which Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras referred to during the cabinet meeting earlier in the day, is from a USB stick delivered to Kalogirou by former HSBC IT employee Hervé Falciani, who revealed the names and bank accounts of thousands of customers, during the secretary’s visit to Paris.

The material passed on by Falciani includes bank account records which are expected to shed light on the “Lagarde list” case, as well as reveal depositors and money routes, and hence the feeders of these accounts.

The file, which is encrypted, is extensive and will require technical expertise and special software to open it. The prosecution is expecting clarifications as to whether the decryption will take place during the holidays or right after.

Tsipras Calls on Tax Evaders

During Wednesday’ cabinet meeting, Tsipras claimed that the government will continue to pursue tax evaders with such initiatives, as it has the “political will”, Kathimerini newspaper reports.

The Greek prime minister also noted that big tax evaders will be given the opportunity to admit to their crime and pay up what they owe before the Greek state goes after them.

(With Information from ANA-MPA)


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