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Thu Nov 28, 2013, 05:50 PM

 

Swiss Banker For U.S. Tax Dodgers To Be Extradited - MSNBC

Swiss banker for U.S. tax dodgers to be extradited
By Valentina Accardo, Reuters
11/28/13

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BOLOGNA, Italy Raoul Weil, a former UBS banker charged by U.S. authorities five years ago for allegedly helping rich Americans dodge taxes via secret Swiss bank accounts, has agreed to go to the United States to face trial after being arrested in Italy, Weil's lawyer and judicial sources told Reuters.

Weil, a 54-year-old Swiss citizen, has been held in an Italian jail for more than five weeks after police arrested him in a hotel in Bologna where he was on vacation with his wife. U.S. authorities issued an international arrest warrant for Weil in early 2009, just months after he was charged for allegedly conspiring to help 17,000 American clients of Swiss bank UBS avoid taxes.

"Mr. Weil agreed to extradition to the U.S. because he has always been prepared to confront these charges," Weil's lawyer, Aaron R. Marcu of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in New York, said. Weil has said he has committed no wrongdoing.

The U.S. Justice Department spokespeople in Washington did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Thursday, which is a holiday the United States. Weil's indictment in November 2008 was a landmark in efforts by U.S. authorities to clamp down on the use of offshore Swiss bank accounts.

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Thu Nov 28, 2013, 05:58 PM

1. A little something to be thankful for, definitely

 

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Thu Nov 28, 2013, 06:26 PM

2. Agreed !!!

 


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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Fri Nov 29, 2013, 07:16 AM

3. Very good.

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