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Prosecutors question ministry officials over Lagarde list

The Greek prosecution service has questioned two finance ministry officials close to former socialist finance minister George Papaconstantinou, who is caught up in a tax scandal shaking Greek politics, judicial sources said on Friday.

The two officials worked in Papaconstantinou’s office when he was minister from 2009 to 2011.

The source said that the prosecutor Grigoris Peponis had summoned them “with great discretion” for questioning late on Thursday.

The investigation concerns the alleged falsification of a list of names of people with accounts at HSBC bank in Switzerland and who are suspected of having used Swiss accounts to evade tax.

[AFP]