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Vaxevanis sued by Lagarde list committee chief over reference to client

Christos Markoyiannakis, the head of a parliamentary committee investigating former Finance Minister Giorgos Papaconstantinou over his handling of the so-called Lagarde list of possible tax evaders, took legal action against magazine publisher Costas Vaxevanis (photo) on Wednesday after the latter referred to a client of Markoyiannakis, who is also a lawyer, in a recent article.

Markoyiannakis lodged a legal suit after Vaxevanis linked a Thessaloniki tax official that the the former is representing to an extortion wing.

Vaxevanis gained international notoriety last October after publishing a version of the Lagarde list.

In a related development, two former aides of Papaconstantinou denied having any knowledge of the Lagarde list or being present when the original CD with the list was delivered to Greek authorities from their French counterparts.