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Better Believe It Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-11 12:49 PM
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Swiss whistleblower Rudolf Elmer handing over offshore banking secrets of the rich to WikiLeaks



Swiss whistleblower Rudolf Elmer plans to hand over offshore banking secrets of the rich and famous to WikiLeaks
He will disclose the details of 'massive potential tax evasion' before he flies home to stand trial over his actions
by Ed Vulliamy
January 16, 2011

The offshore bank account details of 2,000 "high net worth individuals" and corporations - detailing massive potential tax evasion - will be handed over to the WikiLeaks organisation in London tomorrow by the most important and boldest whistleblower in Swiss banking history, Rudolf Elmer, two days before he goes on trial in his native Switzerland.

Elmer says he is releasing the information "in order to educate society". The list includes "high net worth individuals", multinational conglomerates and financial institutions - hedge funds". They are said to be "using secrecy as a screen to hide behind in order to avoid paying tax". They come from the US, Britain, Germany, Austria and Asia - "from all over".

Elmer says: "I agree with privacy in banking for the person in the street, and legitimate activity, but in these instances privacy is being abused so that big people can get big banking organisations to service them. The normal, hard-working taxpayer is being abused also.

"Once you become part of senior management," he says, "and gain international experience, as I did, then you are part of the inner circle - and things become much clearer. You are part of the plot. You know what the real products and service are, and why they are so expensive. It should be no surprise that the main product is secrecy ... Crimes are committed and lies spread in order to protect this secrecy."

Read the full article at:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2011/jan/16/swiss-whist...



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walldude Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-11 12:52 PM
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1. Cue defense of the rich and their tax free offshore accounts
because after all, we can't defend Wikileaks, they are murderous traitors who are getting rich off of releasing government secrets. :eyes:
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-11 01:09 PM
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