Prosecutors reject SDOE report on deposits of ex-FinMin’s relatives

Financial prosecutors said on Thursday that a report compiled by the Financial Crimes Squad (SDOE) with details of the bank accounts of the three relatives of former Finance Minister Giorgos Papaconstantinou whose names were removed from the so-called Lagarde list of wealthy Greek depositors, is incomplete and therefore unusable by the parliamentary committee probing Papaconstantinou’s handling of the list.

In a note sent to SDOE, prosecutor Grigoris Peponis (photo) described the report as “clearly and undoubtedly” inadequate and noted that the investigation into the handling of the Lagarde list could only be successfully completed “if all the requested data is provided.”

According to sources, SDOE’s report does little more than confirm the existence of the relatives’ bank accounts and does not provide information regarding the balances between 1997 and 2011.

Further, much of the material in the report is in the form of scanned or codified documents which are difficult to process, the same sources said.

The three relatives had been scheduled to testify before the committee next Tuesday but it was unclear yesterday whether their appearance would be postponed until SDOE provides additional data.

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