SDOE investigation finds blatant cases of tax evasion


The Financial Crimes Squad (SDOE) is investigating dozens of cases of suspected tax evasion after cross-referencing tax declarations with bank deposits, it said Thursday, as inspections continue.

Among the most blatant of those in the Attica region were two private sector employees who increased their fortunes by 18.4 and 12.8 million euros without being able to offer an acceptable explanation, as well as a cafe owner found with 3.6 million euros and a pensioner with 2.8 million euros that wasn’t accounted for.

The SDOE unit for western Greece, the Peloponnese and the southern Ionian islands is investigating a lawyer over 5.8 million euros of unexplained funds, and that of the northern Ionian and western Macedonia four members of the same family who failed to declare hundreds of thousands of euros between them, even though two are unemployed.