Ex-finance minister to face another Lagarde list charge

Ex-finance minister to face another Lagarde list charge

 

MPs voted on Thursday to widen the charges against former Finance Minister Giorgos Papaconstantinou over the handling of the Lagarde list to include breach of trust, as the ex-PASOK politician cast blame on his successor Evangelos Venizelos and former Financial Crimes Squad chief Yiannis Diotis.

Of 300 lawmakers, 234 voted in favor of the new charge being leveled against Papaconstantinou, who is accused of failing to record the receipt of a CD from the French Finance Ministry containing the names of more than 2,000 Greeks with accounts at the Geneva branch of HSBC and of doctoring the list to remove the names of his relatives, which the ex-finance minister denies.