Spain rejects extraditing HSBC whistleblower to Switzerland

Spain rejects extraditing HSBC whistleblower to Switzerland
 

Spain’s high court has rejected an extradition request from Switzerland against Hervé Falciani for leaking details of thousands of clients of HSBC’s private bank.
Hailed as a hero by some for triggering investigations in several countries, Swiss courts sentenced Falciani in absentia to five years in jail for leaking details of HSBC clients, many of whom he said he suspected were evading tax.
The Spanish court denied for the second time the extradition request against Falciani, a French citizen who worked for HSBC, over alleged industrial sabotage in 2008 because the charges included in the... read more

 
18 September 2018 in World News, Views: 106
Source: Guardian
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