Ex-ministers to face probe over false declaration of assets

Former ministers, Yiannos Papantoniou and Petros Doukas are set to face charges in civil court over incomplete financial statement filings, according to local media reports.

A parliamentary committee found that Papantoniou, a former socialist Defense Minister, had failed to enter on his derivation of wealth (pothen esches) form 1.3 million euros in savings that his wife had deposited in Switzerland.

The issue came to light as the ex-minister's spouse, Stavroula Kourakou, appeared on the Lagarde list of depositors at the Geneva branch of HSBC.

Meanwhile, the committee found that former conservative deputy Economy and Finance Minister Petros Doukas had had failed to declare 1 million euros in his 2010 declaration of assets.