Greece's Papaconstantinou Faces Bank List Probe

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Facing an investigation into whether he tampered with a list of more than 2,000 Greeks with $1.95 billion in secret accounts in a Swiss bank by removing the names of three relatives, former Greek Finance Minister George Papaconstantinou said he is being set up as a fall guy. The probe is into the now notorious so-called Lagarde List, named for former French finance minister Christine Lagarde, now head of the International Monetary Fund, one of Greece’s chief lenders. She provided the names on a CD to Papaconstantinou in 2010 as part of a larger data base of material stolen from the Geneva branch of HSBC ... (Read the full story)