The inspections of suspected tax evaders included in the infamous “Lagarde List” have resulted in the Greek state collecting about 80 million euros so far. Of the 80 million euros collected so far, 13.7 million euros was collected via a settlement introduced by former Finance Minister Nantia Valavani; without the settlement, they would have to pay 26 million euros.
Financial prosecutors Panagiotis Athanasiou and Galinos Bris, along with the support of the Financial and Economic Crime Unit (SDOE) have so far carried out 170 inspections of suspects included in the list. Reports suggest that a further 350 inspections are currently under way, with more to follow.
The controversial list contains the details of 2,062 individuals, including relatives of former Finance Minister Giorgos Papakonstantinou, whose names had initially been removed. Of the remaining 2,059 files in the list, the Greek government services have identified 1,725 accounts belonging to natural persons or companies.