Supreme Court orders former finance minister to stand trial

A Supreme Court judicial council ruled on Thursday that former Finance Minister Giorgos Papaconstantinou should stand trial for allegedly tampering with an official document and breach of faith.

The felony charges relate to the so-called Lagarde list of Greek depositors at the Geneva branch of HSBC. The decision was reached by 4 votes to 1.

Meanwhile, the former minister was acquitted of breach of duty, a misdemeanor. Three members of his family, whose names appeared on the Lagarde list, were acquitted on Thursday.

A date for the trial has not been set.