Minister Denies Wrongdoing Over Depositors' List

March 12, 2015 8:06 PM

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The former finance minister who handled Greece's first international bailout in 2010 has denied criminal charges of allegedly removing relatives' names from a list of Greeks holding Swiss bank accounts with HSBC.

Speaking in court Thursday, George Papaconstantinou claimed the three names were intentionally deleted to inculpate him. He accused his Socialist party of "throwing him to the dogs" after the scandal became public, instead of defending him.

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