Whistleblowers - Doc Festival Leipzig


From Swiss banker to banking reform campaigner


Rudolf Elmer leaked detailed information about tax evasion and off-shore banking. Elmer‘s information was the first high profile Wikileaks story and Elmer was eventually imprisoned for breaking Swiss banking and secrecy laws. His case continues.


What‘s unique? The backlash to Rudolf‘s actions was a campaign to damage his reputation and destroy his credibility. Private detectives were hired to ‚dig the dirt‘. They were around his home, they monitored his activities and followed his daughter to school. Paranoia is a common whistleblower experience and Rudolf‘s story is a dramatic example.


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