Greek Journalist Arrested for Publishing List of Swiss Bank Account Holders

By: Roy Greenslade | Guardian.co.uk

A Greek journalist has been arrested for publishing the names of wealthy Greek citizens with deposits totalling €2bn (£1.bn) in Swiss bank accounts.

Kostas Vaxevanis, editor of the Greek magazine Hot Doc, published the so-called “Lagarde list.” It’s an electronic file given in 2010 by then French finance minister Christine Lagarde to the Greek government.

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