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Parl’t speakers want SDOE to deliver Lagarde report asap

A summit of Parliamentary speakers on Friday concluded that pressure should be exerted on the Financial Crimes Squad (SDOE) to deliver a report on the assets of three relatives of former Finance Minister Giorgos Papaconstantinou before June 10 when SDOE has estimated that its investigation will be complete.

The three relatives are of particular interest to the parliamentary committee investigating whether ex-Finance Minister Giorgos Papaconstantinou tampered with the Lagarde list of Greek depositors as their names had been removed from the list, according to prosecutors.

Parliament’s speakers decided that the House’s plenary session should vote on Monday on whether to approve an extension of the committee’s investigation until April 25 when Parliament is due to break for Orthodox Easter.

Christos Markoyiannakis, the conservative MP heading the committee, told the parliamentary speakers that the panel has urged SDOE for a speedy completion of the report on the relatives’ assets but has been told that a rushed report would not be a substanital one.

SDOE official Giorgos Karasmanis, is due to testify before the committee on Tuesday.