Whistleblower Elmer achieved an aquittal for disclosure of Swiss Bank Accounts to tax authorites, WikiLeaks, newspapers etc.

The Economist: A court in Zurich handed Rudolf Elmer, a whistle-blower, a 14-month suspended prison sentence for threatening his former employer, Julius Bär, a private bank.


However, he was acquitted of the more serious charge of violating Swiss banking-secrecy laws.


The ruling sets an important precedent, since it indicates that Switzerland’s famously strict confidentiality laws do not protect foreign trusts and companies that hold Swiss accounts in the causa Elmer.


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