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Ex-Greek minister on trial over HSBC accounts - FT.com

Former Greek finance minister George Papaconstantinou went on trial on Wednesday charged with removing relatives from a list of Greeks allegedly holding accounts at HSBC's Swiss private bank.

Mr Papaconstantinou denies that in 2010, while finance minister, he tampered with a USB memory stick containing a list of 2,000 HSBC accounts held by alleged tax evaders.

"Dieu se rit des hommes qui se plaignent des conséquences alors qu'ils en chérissent les causes" Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet
by Melanchthon on Wed Feb 25th, 2015 at 11:43:58 AM EST
Ex-Greek minister on trial over HSBC accounts - FT.com
Mr Papantoniou, who steered Greece into the euro as finance minister was sentenced to four years in jail last November but was allowed to buy off his term for €14,500

I missed that.  How much for a murder?

On the other hand... the new government might manage to raise a lot of money, if they revise the price schedule.
Tax fraud : 100 years in prison, or one million euros per year...

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Wed Feb 25th, 2015 at 12:31:58 PM EST
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"On 14 January 2014, a court in Munich ruled that Ecclestone would indeed be tried on bribery charges in Germany,[54] and on 5 August 2014, the same court ruled that Ecclestone can pay a £60m settlement, without admitting guilt, to end the trial"

A travesty of justice, but quite lucrative.


by IM on Wed Feb 25th, 2015 at 12:53:36 PM EST
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