Christine Lagarde, IMF Boss
Christine Lagarde, IMF Boss

Greece’s Supreme Court on Tuesday said it had launched an investgation into allegations by Internatonal Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Christine Lagarde that she received death threats over her remarks that rich Greeks don’t pay taxes.

Christine Lagarde, IMF Boss
Christine Lagarde, IMF Boss

Private radio Skai said Justice Minister Haralambous Athanasiou sent a letter to Lagarde asking her to provide more information on the threats, which she received during a September 12 interview with the Financial Times.

During the interview, Lagarde was critical of Greece’s efforts to crack down on tax evasion by wealthy Greeks.

Skai said the public prosecutor was also investigating allegations by Alexis Tsipras, the leader of Greece’s main opposition far-left party SYRIZA, that he too received threats against his life over similar statements made in 2012.

Greece has received approximately 240-billion-euros (250-billion-dollars) in bailout aid from the IMF, the European Central Bank and the European Commission since 2010.

In return Athens has been forced to reign-in its budget and crack down on wide-spread tax evasion.

Athens, Sept. 16, (dpa/GNA) – Greece’s Supreme Court on Tuesday said it had launched an investgation into allegations by Internatonal Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Christine Lagarde that she received death threats over her remarks that rich Greeks don’t pay taxes.

Private radio Skai said Justice Minister Haralambous Athanasiou sent a letter to Lagarde asking her to provide more information on the threats, which she received during a September 12 interview with the Financial Times.

During the interview, Lagarde was critical of Greece’s efforts to crack down on tax evasion by wealthy Greeks.

Skai said the public prosecutor was also investigating allegations by Alexis Tsipras, the leader of Greece’s main opposition far-left party SYRIZA, that he too received threats against his life over similar statements made in 2012.

Greece has received approximately 240-billion-euros (250-billion-dollars) in bailout aid from the IMF, the European Central Bank and the European Commission since 2010.

In return Athens has been forced to reign-in its budget and crack down on wide-spread tax evasion.

GNA

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