SDOE completes 500 inspections from “Lagarde list”
After many months of inactivity, the Financial and Economic Crime Unit (SDOE) has picked up the pace and as already conducted…
After many months of inactivity, the Financial and Economic Crime Unit (SDOE) has picked up the pace and as already conducted 500 inspections of cases in the infamous “Lagarde list”. Violations were discovered in all 500 cases.
The SDOE director Theodoros Floratos told Skai Radio that his agency has investigated about 25% of the 2,062 cases contained in the list and revealed that he would submit a final report to the financial prosecutor as soon as the investigations conclude.
Mr. Floratos noted that in only 918 of the cases do the bank accounts of individuals and legal entities appear to contain funds, while in the rest of the cases the bank accounts appear empty.
The director referred to the case of a dentist based in Voula who was found to have evaded taxes worth 13 million euros and revealed that the dentist appeared to have an empty bank account in the Lagarde list.
Aside from the Lagarde list, Mr. Floratos noted that his two central and 13 regional SDOE agencies are inspecting lists of Greek account-holders in Luxembourg and Lichtenstein and are conducting an estimated 20,000 simultaneous audits.