Former Greek finance minister George Papaconstantinou was handed a suspended one-year prison sentence on Tuesday after being found guilty of tampering with a Swiss bank list, a court source said.
A special court found 53-year-old guilty of removing the names of family members from the list of 2,000 Greeks with accounts in British bank HSBC in Switzerland.
The charge was reduced from a felony to a misdemeanour, and Papaconstantinou was also cleared of breach of duty in tampering with the data.
The list had been sent to Papaconstantinou in 2010 by Christine Lagarde, International Monetary Fund chief and at the time French finance minister.
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