Rudolf Elmer with lawyer
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Swiss banker linked to Wikileaks is found guilty

A former Swiss banker who said he gave Wikileaks details of rich tax evaders has been found guilty of breaching Switzerland's strict bank secrecy laws.

A judge in Zurich did so even though the leaked documents referred to accounts in the Cayman Islands.

Judge Sebastian Aeppli fined Rudolf Elmer, 55, more than 6,000 Swiss francs ($6,250; £4,000).

Imogen Foulkes reports.

  • 19 Jan 2011
  • From the section Europe