Athens, December 22, 2015/Independent Balkan News Agency
By Olga Mavrou
The Greek Parliament handed to the prosecutor the file concerning an ex minister of Finance, Gikas Hardouvelis, for not declaring the source of his revenues as he should during past years and for submitting a false declaration to the Greek tax authorities -the amounts he declared were found inconsistent with the amount of money he had in Greek banks and in banks abroad. He was also investigated for sending money abroad, but he probably will no be charged for causing “bank run”, since this happened in 2012.
During 2011 discrepancies were found between the revenues he was taxed for and the amount of money he had in his bank accounts. During 2012 he sent abroad amounts of money that he also did not declare and, as a result, he was not taxed for. He was obliged to file full tax declaration of his revenues and state the source of his income and a full declaration of assets, but he did not submitted these declarations for the years 2011 and 2012 though he was obliged to do so by the law of “revenue source” for politicians, journalists, judges and other groups of citizens. The special law of “revenue sources” applied to him because he was an advisor of the Prime Minister from the autumn of 2011 until the spring of 2012. He was also minister of Finance on 2014.