On 28 October Greek prosecutors ordered the arrest of journalist Kostas Vaxevanis after the publication the day before in ‘Hot Doc’ of the so-called “Lagarde List,” allegedly containing the names of 2,056 Greeks with hidden Swiss bank accounts. Darker Net publishes all the names on this list – see links below – plus a synopsis of the list and background info on the story.
1. The Lagarde list (broken into 10 sections)
List 1: http://www.zougla.gr/file.ashx?fid=853939
List 2: http://www.zougla.gr/file.ashx?fid=853954
List 3: http://www.zougla.gr/file.ashx?fid=853956
List 4: http://www.zougla.gr/file.ashx?fid=853957
List 5: http://www.zougla.gr/file.ashx?fid=853958
List 6: http://www.zougla.gr/file.ashx?fid=853959
List 7: http://www.zougla.gr/file.ashx?fid=853960
List 8: http://www.zougla.gr/file.ashx?fid=853961
List 9: http://www.zougla.gr/file.ashx?fid=853962
List 10: http://www.zougla.gr/file.ashx?fid=853963
Most names are from the business world – particularly the shipping and banking sectors. Amounts held in the accounts – all in HSBC in Switzerland – are not given. The list was first revealed by French Intelligence and was provided to Greek Intelligence. There is no suggestion that the people on the list have illegally trafficked the money or have evaded taxes or broken the law.
One name on the list is Stavros Papastavros, an advisor to Prime Minister Samaras. Another is Georgios Voulgarakis, a former minister and a member of Samaras’ New Democracy political party, who dismissed his inclusion on the list as “disinformation” and “mudslinging”. The list also includes leading business leaders such as George and Fotis Bobolas, Lavrentis Lavrentiadis Marinopolou and Dimitris Copelouzos.
Persons from the fields of medicine, media, and politics are included. For example: Katerina-ax, notary; Panagiotis Agraniotis, obstetrician gynecologist in Kolonaki; Daniilidis Vasileios, dentist in Thessaloniki; Karaitianos-John, Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Athens; Sotirios-Stylogiannis, Surgeon in Athens; Mary-Vidali, actress; Ptolemy-Petrides, ENT specialist in Thessaloniki; George Papadimitriou, a gynecologist in Athens; Angela Kanellopoulou, veteran tennis player; John Lekakis, specialist cardiologist, professor of cardiology; Ellie-Manchu, pediatrician in Agia Paraskevi; the journalist George Traghen; cartoonist Katerina Shina; Ioanna-Sakkoulas, wife of founder of publishing group, “Sakkoulas”; Antonis Kyriazis, founder and CEO of Singular AE; Moutoussi-Amalia, actress; and Alexandra Athanasiadis, sculptor.
It has been alleged that the list may be out of date, or could even be fake. There are also some anomalies – for example, the list includes people who are not alive, like John Bush, a politician who died in 2004.
In 2010 the then-Finance Minister, Giorgos Papaconstantinou, was given the list by his then French counterpart Christine Lagarde, now head of the International Monetary Fund. Papaconstantinou then claimed he had handed the CD to the Financial Crimes Squad (SDOE), where it went missing.
The complete list allegedly contains the name of 24,000 tax dodgers in various European countries. Twenty Greeks were revealed to have deposits in excess of one billion euros.
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