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    Default Appeal against acquittal of Greek journalist who published list of Greek holders of Swiss bank accounts.

    Greek journalist to be tried again over Swiss bank list - Yahoo! News UK
    The Athens Public Prosecutor's office said the November 1 acquittal was faulty and that Vaxevanis must be tried again by a higher misdemeanour court on the same charges. If found guilty, Vaxevanis could be jailed for up to two years or face a fine.

    "The prosecutor believes that the decision in favour of the journalist is legally wrong," a court official said without giving further details. A similar request for appeal was filed by three people whose names are on the list, he said.
    Why exactly is the public prosecutor going after a journalist for letting the public know the truth but not going after tax evaders? Why the Greek government is not bringing tax evaders to justice after everything that has happened in recent years I honestly don't understand.

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    Because the vast majority of Greeks have never paid the level of taxes that they are supposed to, and those at the top even more so.
    Hard to have sympathy for a nation of unapologetic spongers and wastrels.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slippy wicket View Post
    Because the vast majority of Greeks have never paid the level of taxes that they are supposed to, and those at the top even more so.
    Hard to have sympathy for a nation of unapologetic spongers and wastrels.
    What exactly has any of that got to do with the OP and the plight of one journalist who tried to shed light on some of the people you're talking about?

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    Of course the Greeks are derelict matters of tax collection. They should learn from us and declare a tax amnesty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidcameron View Post
    Greek journalist to be tried again over Swiss bank list - Yahoo! News UK


    Why exactly is the public prosecutor going after a journalist for letting the public know the truth but not going after tax evaders? Why the Greek government is not bringing tax evaders to justice after everything that has happened in recent years I honestly don't understand.
    Insiders must be protected - at all costs.

    It has been happening all over Europe for quite a few years now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4horsemen View Post
    Of course the Greeks are derelict matters of tax collection. They should learn from us and declare a tax amnesty!
    And what have you got to say about the journalist who was found innocent but the PP, it appears, insists that he be tried on a more serious charge - for the same "crime" he was originally found innocent of?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrFunkyBoogaloo View Post
    Insiders must be protected - at all costs.

    It has been happening all over Europe for quite a few years now.
    I doubt that Merkel would like to protect people who break the law.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4horsemen View Post
    Of course the Greeks are derelict matters of tax collection. They should learn from us and declare a tax amnesty!
    thats a good idea
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    Quote Originally Posted by davidcameron View Post
    I doubt that Merkel would like to protect people who break the law.
    No laws have been shown to be broken by those names on the Lagarde List - yet. Greece has, so far, failed to initiate proceedings. Like Ireland, and other states, insiders are being protected.

    I doubt Merkel would like that either but that is what she continues to fund.

    Hunting down the journalist who made the list public is grossly wrong, imo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrFunkyBoogaloo View Post
    Like Ireland, and other states, insiders are being protected.
    Charges have been brought in the Anglo case and more charges may be on the way. There has been no allegation that crimes were committed in financial institutions other than Anglo.

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