Officials finish 141 ‘Lagarde list’ checks, demand 25 million euros in tax

Checks on 141 of the 2,055 names included on the so-called Lagarde list of depositors have been completed and at least another 50 are currently under investigation, Kathimerini has learned.

The inspections that have been carried out so far by financial prosecutors and the Financial Crimes Squad (SDOE) have led to the government demanding some 25 million euros in unpaid taxes from the savers.

Kathimerini understands that none of the people who have so far been found to have evaded taxes are high-profile figures.

One of the depositors discovered to have ignored tax rules had some 180 million euros in deposits but was only declaring an income of around 17,000 euros.

A Supreme Court judicial council is due to decide by next month if former Finance Minister Giorgos Papaconstantinou, who was in office when his then French counterpart, Christine Lagarde, passed on the depositors’ details, should face a special court to answer accusations that he doctored the list and failed to ensure it was investigated properly.

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