Lagarde list probe unveils large-scale tax evasion

A number of Greeks holding accounts at a Geneva branch of HSBC are suspected of major tax evasion by the Financial Tax Squad (SDOE), according to Kathimerini sources.

According to a SDOE investigation of the so-called Lagarde list, a large number of the 2,062 Greeks figuring on the list are unable to justify their deposits as legally earned income.

The amount of suspected tax evasion is expected to reach dozens of millions of euros while a number of those holding deposits are expected to face charges once the SDOE probe is concluded.