On 28 October 2012, he was arrested over HotDoc’s publication of a document which claimed to be the Lagarde list, a list of 1,991 names of Greek citizens with accounts at the Swiss branch of HSBC, suggesting that they could be tax evaders. The publishe …

Samantha Ritchie

On 28 October 2012, he was arrested over HotDoc’s publication of a document which claimed to be the Lagarde list, a list of 1,991 names of Greek citizens with accounts at the Swiss branch of HSBC, suggesting that they could be tax evaders. The published list according to the magazine, “matched a list of 2,059 people” on the Lagarde list. Vaxevanis was released from Athens police headquarters a few hours after his arrest.

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