Ex-minister Papaconstantinou to face special court on Wednesday

Former Finance Minister Giorgos Papaconstantinou is expected to face a special court on Wednesday in Athens over charges of allegedly tampering with a list containing the names of more than 2,000 Greeks with cash deposits at a Geneva branch of HSBC in an effort to remove the names of three of his relatives.

The judges of the special court, which is convening for the first time in more than two decades, were drawn by Parliament.

Presiding is Nikolaos Passos and the prosecutor is Xeni Dimitriou-Vassilopoulou.