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Hardouvelis to be probed over wealth declaration

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A prosecutor will investigate whether former finance minister Gikas Hardouvelis failed to declare all his assets when he was a member of the government.

A parliamentary committee that examines the derivation of wealth forms (“pothen esches”) filled in by politicians and state officials decided on Tuesday to pass the case over to a prosecutor after deciding that Hardouvelis had not provided a full declaration.

Sources close to the former minister, who served at the Finance Ministry between June 2014 and January 2015, said he was surprised by the decision as he believes that he complied with the rules.

The case concerns a period before he became minister, when he was an economic adviser to interim Prime Minister Lucas Papademos.