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WikiLeaks to Release Secret Swiss Bank Account Info

Discussion in 'International Politics' started by Osiris, Jan 17, 2011.

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  1. Osiris

    Osiris Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    Swiss whistle-blower and former banker Rudolf Elmer gave WikiLeaks this morning information about bank accounts of more than 2,000 prominent individuals, potentially exposing tax evasion, the BBC reports.

    The data is not yet available on WikiLeaks, but it was publicly given on two discs by Elmer to WikiLeaks founder and owner Julian Assange at a press conference in London this morning. The data needs to be vetted before it gets released, and some of it will likely be handed over to the authorities. “Once we have looked at the data… there will be full revelation,â€￾ said Assange.

    The freshly leaked data covers the period from 1990 to 2009 and concerns companies and individuals from many countries, including the UK, U.S. and Germany, Swiss newspaper Der Sonntag reports. Elmer himself said at the press conference that the data covers info about three different banks and 40 politicians.

    Rudolf Elmer has previously worked in Swiss bank Julius Baer; he was fired from his position in 2002 and has previously leaked information to WikiLeaks about Julius Baer’s offshore operations at the Cayman Islands. He is scheduled to go on trial in Switzerland in two days for breaking bank secrecy laws.

    WikiLeaks to Release Secret Swiss Bank Account Info
     
  2. RoYaN

    RoYaN Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    some thing goin to blow.......
     
  3. Bangalorean

    Bangalorean Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    Indians are not on the list? :-(

    Wikileaks should release a comprehensive list of Indians who have huge amounts of money in Swiss banks. I wish a lot of our politicians and other "high level people" get shit all over their faces, and are forced to step down.
     
  4. RoYaN

    RoYaN Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    its a game of waiting and watching lets see what happens........
     
  5. Bad Wolf

    Bad Wolf Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    i think out of 2000 indian hold 1500 account
    proud to be an indian we send twice money compare to british during till 1947
     
  6. Bad Wolf

    Bad Wolf Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    what happen if we know that some one have an account in swiss bank .
    if he is not agree then how or what gov. do with .
    if he is agree then only gov. have tax only which is 30% of that amount .
    is the person will become honest after this action ?
    what if he is an leader or minister ?
     
  7. Coltsfan

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    I don't see that happening, and even if wikileaks releases a list of people with bank accounts that has names of Indian politicians, our politicians will simply deny it and carry on.

    Wikileak list would have no legal implication unless it is substantiated by the bank or person with the account. Neither of which is going to happen.
     
  8. AmitAgrawal

    AmitAgrawal FULL MEMBER

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    Agreed with you that politicians can deny the fact

    But then his/her political carrier will almost finished after that
     
  9. Coltsfan

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    Would anyone be surprised to find that a politician has money put away in a swiss bank account?

    I would be surprised if there is a politician who has not. Corrupt politicians are the norm, not the exception.
     
  10. @speaks

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    The Momma and the baby were enjoying holidays in Switzerland last month And all of a sudden the mysterious queen got some magical illness, it was so magical that the cure is not available in India- one of the popular destinations for “medical tourism”, that she need to operate very urgently and the illness is highly contagious that it can create a havoc even by informing about the illness to the people of India.
    Yes the illness is indeed very mysterious it’s about having secret accounts in Switzerland it’s about having billions of dollars in stash funds, It’s about flowing corruption instead of blood in the circulatory system. And I was wrong earlier that the duo were enjoying holidays. No!! They were actually taking precautionary steps for the illness, and in USA yes she is getting operated by Dr. Julian Assange by negotiating him not to reveal her name and by offering him little bit of her very own illness.
     
  11. Kronus

    Kronus Lieutenant SENIOR MEMBER

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    It ain't gonna happen, atleast in this era when each & every politician is a blood-brother regardless of party or alliance! Utmost they may get suspended from the party only to be reinstated later!
     
  12. Bad Wolf

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    it's cervical cancer and it's sexual transmitted disease
     
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