Swiss whistleblower Rudolf Elmer plans to hand over offshore banking secrets of the rich and famous to WikiLeaks

Monday, January 17, 2011
By Paul Martin

He will disclose the details of ‘massive potential tax evasion’ before he flies home to stand trial over his actions

By Ed Vulliamy
The Observer

The offshore bank account details of 2,000 “high net worth individuals” and corporations – detailing massive potential tax evasion Ð 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.
British and American individuals and companies are among the offshore clients whose details will be contained on CDs presented to WikiLeaks at the Frontline Club in London. Those involved include, Elmer tells the Observer, “approximately 40 politicians”.
Elmer, who after his press conference will return to Switzerland from exile in Mauritius to face trial, is a former chief operating officer in the Cayman Islands and employee of the powerful.

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