Financial crimes prosecutors searched the UBS branch office in Athens

Financial crimes prosecutors searched the UBS branch office in Athens on Friday retrieved information on 200 depositors whose names were reportedly on a list sent by German authorities, as part of the so-called “North Rhine-Westphalia” investigation to combat tax evasion.

German authorities provided Greek officials with information on suspected tax evaders, in an effort to help the Greek government meet its commitment to international creditors by cracking down on tax evasion. The prosecutors seized computer hard drives and files from the bank branch.

According to sources, prosecutors identified 200 “suspicious” accounts, with deposits ranging from 1.5 to 12 million euros.