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|WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, left, accompanied by former Swiss banker Rudolf Elmer, right, are seen after Elmer handed Assange two CD cases full of files, following a news conference at the Frontline Club in London, Monday Jan. 17, 2011.|
Can't believe it, an EX Swiss Banker leaking tax evasion/avoidance information of its wealthy clients to Wikileaks. Where were the days when Bankers had been standing together as thick as thieves? Now that does my heart really good. Ha! would be great if all of the Bankers of those Big Banks in the US that had been bailed out in 2008 could come forward with their information too.
|It is damaging our society," Elmer said.|
Noticed the atomic bomb blast in the poster just above Elmer's disk in the photo? Wonder whether that was done on purpose?
|Rudolf Elmer, an ex-employee of Swiss-based Bank Julius Baer, said there were 2,000 account holders named in the documents, but refused to give details of the companies or individuals involved.
He has previously offered files to WikiLeaks on financial activities in the Cayman Islands and faces a court hearing in Zurich on Wednesday to answer charges of coercion and violating Switzerland's strict banking secrecy laws.
"I do think as a banker I have the right to stand up if something is wrong," said Elmer, who addressed reporters at London's Frontline Club alongside WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
"I am against the system. I know how the system works and I know the day-to-day business. From that point of view, I wanted to let society know what I know.
Source: Associated Press