ATHENS, Greece, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- The lawyer for a Greek journalist who published the names of 2,000 Greeks with Swiss bank accounts said Thursday no one on the list has complained.
On the first day of the trial of Kostas Vaxevanis, Nicos Constantopoulous said his client was "being accused without reason, the BBC reported.
Vaxevanis is charged with breaching privacy rights by publishing the names in his weekly magazine Hot Doc.
Those Swiss bank accounts are estimated to hold deposits with a combined total in excess of $1.9 billion, ekathimerini.com reported.
The names of politicians, journalists and publishers are on the list.
Vaxevanis says he has not broken any laws because he only published the names but not the account holders' bank details.
He claims the names were on a list provided by French authorities to Greece in 2010 and that Greek officials failed to properly investigate the accounts.