The Straits Times
Published on Oct 28, 2012

Greek editor's arrest sought over list with Swiss accounts


ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek police are seeking to arrest the editor of a weekly magazine for publishing a list of more than 2,000 names of wealthy Greeks who have placed money in Swiss bank accounts, police said on Saturday.

The so-called "Lagarde List" - given to Greece by French authorities in 2010 with names to be probed for possible tax evasion - has been a topic of heated speculation in Greek media in recent weeks.

It is named after International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde, who was French finance minister when the list was handed over.

The Hot Doc magazine published the list of 2,059 names including some well-known figures on Saturday.