Ongoing Tax-Evasion Investigation Continues With Important Meetings



Former HSBC employee Herve Falciani poses for photographs before a news conference in Divonne-les-Bains, France October 28, 2015. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

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 Eleni Touloupaki, Christos Ntzouras and Giorgos Kaloudis, in addition to a meeting held last September on information contained in the so-called “Lagarde list” sent to Greece. According to sources, the IT expert gave the prosecutors new insights into practices used by those with large deposits to hide sums of money and avoid being taxed.

This knowhow will be used by financial prosecutors in their investigation into the HSBC list and the investigation into the ‘Borjans list‘ of 10,000 depositors with UBS accounts from 2006 until 2008. The information given by Falciani is also expected to help in the investigation of hundreds of tax offenses by major depositors abroad and a parallel investigation into the suspected action of a criminal group that “smuggled” huge sums in undeclared earnings abroad in order to conceal and legalize them.
(Source: ANA MPA)


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