Posted on October 5, 2012 by lucas2012infos | Leave a comment
of the 36 Greek luminaries being investigated on the basis of Lagarde’s
List of 2000 Greek tax evaders, was found dead yesterday. Leonidas
Tzanis (left) a former Pasok deputy interior minister in the Costas
Simitis’ government, took his own life at his home in Volos. He was
already being investigated by Greece’s SDOE until for financial
irregularities, and suspicious acquisition of wealth.
First elected in 1993, Tzanis served as an MP until 2007, and was
deputy Minister of the Interior from February 1999 to October 2001. He
was 57 years old. The prominent PASOK MP served as chairman of the
parliamentary committee assigned to investigate the case of the Floisvos
Casino. A celebrated scandal from 1995, the Floisvos affair was
dominated by charges of impropriety against Tourism Minister Dionysios
Livanos. The tender, during which Livanos had been accused of favouring
one bidder in reurn for money, was subsequently cancelled.
The Government spokesman denying impropriety in the case was….Evangelos Venizelos.
The Slog raised several questions about the mystery of Lagarde’s List earlier in the week. The
list was handed to Antonis Samaras by Evangelos Venizelos last Tuesday,
following which John Sbokos – ex Secretary to the Directorate of
Armament – was immediately arrested by the SDOE.
As an arms minister, Sbokos played a central role in the corrupt
purchase of German submarines. Lagarde’s List has international
ramifications because it is thought that prominent German politicians
will be implicated by the testimony of those now being brought to
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