Former Greek finance minister stands trial over tampering with tax-dodger list

February 25, 2015 2:07 PM

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Former Greek finance minister stands trial over tampering with tax-dodger list

ATHENS (Reuters) - Former Greek finance minister George Papaconstantinou went on trial on Wednesday on charges of tampering with a list of alleged tax evaders in a case that aroused anger among a public hit by austerity policies and economic crisis.

Papaconstantinou, who served under former socialist premier George Papandreou in 2009-2011, showed no emotion as he appeared before a special court in Athens. "I am innocent," he said. "I categorically deny all the charges."

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