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Former finance minister due to face special court on Feb 25

A special court is due to begin hearing the case on February 25 against former Finance Minister Giorgos Papaconstantinou, who stands accused of doctoring a list of Greeks with deposits in Switzerland and removing the names of three relatives. He also faces charges of embezzlement against the state.

The three relatives whose names were removed from the list handed to the Greek authorities by France’s former Finance Minister Christine Lagarde, and who had a total of 1.2 million euros in deposits at a branch of HSBC in Geneva, have been cleared of all charges.

The Supreme Court had ruled that Papaconstantinou acted alone when doctoring the list.