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Andreas Bachmann, a Swiss national and top banking and investment adviser has pleaded guilty to conspiring to defraud the Internal Revenue Service for his U.S. customers. Bachmann was charged on July 2011 in a one-count superseding indictment and ultimately pleaded…>read moreNo Comment March 13, 2014
300 banks in Switzerland are racing to meet a December 31 deadline. The banks with “reason to believe” they violated U.S. tax laws, have enlisted a team of auditors, lawyers as well as in-house workers to seek U.S.…>read moreNo Comment December 23, 2013
On Thursday, the Swiss bank Credit Suisse has developed plans to separate its retail and private banking business in its home market from its investment banking since it poses a risk in the trading operations in Britain and the…>read moreNo Comment November 21, 2013
In April, charges had been filed against Edgar Paltzer, a former partner at The Swiss Law Firm, and Stefan Buck. While Buck is still to comply, Paltzer was arrested earlier this month at the John F Kennedy Airport when he…>read moreNo Comment August 17, 2013
The oldest Swiss private bank, Wegelin & Co, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, and announced on Thursday that it is permanently closing down. Wegelin had been charged by U.S. authorities for helping super-rich Americans evade taxes through…>read moreNo Comment January 4, 2013
On Wednesday, UBS made history by earning the dubious honor of becoming the first global bank in the last two decades to have a subsidiary plead guilty. Despite frantic efforts by bank authorities, and even with the bank’s chairman flying…>read moreNo Comment December 20, 2012