Swiss Wikileaks whistleblower Rudolf Elmer is willing to cooperate with Greece’s authorities on Greek tax evaders, daily TA NEA reported in an exclusive story. The former Julious Baer banker expressed his cooperation intention through his lawyer, Jack Blum*.
“Rudolf would like to help Greek authorities provided he is released by Swiss police” Blum told TA NEA, stressing “There is no doubt that many Greeks use Swiss bank accounts to evade taxes, given the extend of fraud in your country”.
Rudolf Elmer was taken into custody by Swiss police on Wednesday evening, hours after he was found guilty of violating bank secrecy by giving bank customers’ data to Wikileaks.
The court sentenced Elmer to a fine of 7200 Swiss francs , suspended for two years, without giving reasons, which will be presented in a written judgement.
Last Monday Elmer, a former chief operating officer in the Cayman Islands and employed of the poweful Juius Baer bank, handed out two CDs full of ‘evidence for fraudsters’ to Wikileaks, whistleblower Julian Assange said.
British daily Guardian wrote that the CDs contain offshore bank account details of 2,000 “high net worth individuals”, multinational conglomerates and financial institutions-hedge funds and massive potential tax evasion. British and American individuals and companies are among the offshore clients, among them ‘approximately 40 politicians”, also clients from Germany, Austria and Asia, “from all over” (Guardian)
…and apparently also from Greece!
* Jack Blum Trying to transcript into English the name of Elmer’s lawyer (Greek: Τζακ Μπλαμ) I found these very interesting information. Jack Blum is “one of America’s leading experts in tracking offshore money” who got fired by the American Senate while working on an investigation of BCCI! , the “biggest clandestine money laundering network in history “. Jack Blum was working as investigator for the US Senate Antitrust Subcommittee.
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