WikiLeaks is about to get a whole lot more interesting

Well, this (from NPR) ought to be good: A former Swiss banker said Monday that he has handed over to WikiLeaks two discs containing what he claims is information on 2,000 offshore bank account holders. Rudolf Elmer, an ex-employee of Swiss-based bank Julius Baer, said the documents reveal case after case of tax evasion and ...

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BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images
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Well, this (from NPR) ought to be good:

A former Swiss banker said Monday that he has handed over to WikiLeaks two discs containing what he claims is information on 2,000 offshore bank account holders.

Well, this (from NPR) ought to be good:

A former Swiss banker said Monday that he has handed over to WikiLeaks two discs containing what he claims is information on 2,000 offshore bank account holders.

Rudolf Elmer, an ex-employee of Swiss-based bank Julius Baer, said the documents reveal case after case of tax evasion and involve 40 politicians as well as entertainers and multinationals from the U.S., the U.K. and elsewhere. He refused to name the account holders, but said the data span a period of at least 19 years and involve three banks.

Elmer was charged last week in Geneva with coercion and violating banking secrecy laws. Appearing with WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange at London’s Frontline Club yesterday, he told reporters, “I do think as a banker I have the right to stand up if something is wrong.”

Charles Homans is a special correspondent for the New Republic and the former features editor of Foreign Policy.

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