‘A Greek journalist who published the names of more than 2,059 wealthy Greeks with funds hidden in Swiss bank accounts has been arrested on charges of releasing private data.
Police officials said on Sunday that Costas Vaxevanis, the owner and editor of the weekly Hot Doc, was detained following the order of a prosecutor a day after the so-called Lagarde List, which includes some famous business and political figures, appeared in the magazine.
The list was named after International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde. She was France’s finance minister when the list was handed over to Greece in 2010. The list carried names who were supposed to be investigated over possible tax evasion.’