Thursday, January 20, 2011

Swiss Banker Arrested for Helping Wikileaks, Exposing Tax Cheats Among Rich and Politicians

Swiss police have arrested a banker who claims to have handed details of rich tax cheats to WikiLeaks, prosecutors said Thursday.

Rudolf Elmer was arrested late Wednesday shortly after a Zurich court found him guilty of coercion and breaking Switzerland's strict bank secrecy laws in an earlier case.

"He is in police detention and will be questioned today," Zurich chief prosecutor Peter Pellegrini told The Associated Press.

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