Tsipras warns tax evaders to come clean

Tsipras warns tax evaders to come clean

Large-scale tax evaders will be given one last chance to pay their dues to the state, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Wednesday at a cabinet meeting, following the delivery to Greek authorities of a detailed list of thousands of individuals with suspect deposits by HSBC whistleblower Herve Falciani.

“We will give them a last chance to present the money and pay their share to the Greek state, without facing the consequences they would sooner or later face,” Tsipras said.

Falciani, convicted in Paris of espionage, compiled a list of suspect Greek depositors that also includes details of money transfers. The list is currently in the hands of corruption prosecutors, who will be investigating possible tax cheats and money launderers.

“These initiatives will continue and there will be a barrage of developments because this is a government with the political will,” Tsipras told his ministers.

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