Swiss Banker Gave WikiLeaks Information Revealing Crimes by World’s Most Powerful People, as Attacks on WikiLeaks Continue

By Lauren Kelley, AlterNet
Posted on January 17, 2011, Printed on January 17, 2011

The mountain of damning information acquired by WikiLeaks just keeps growing, this time thanks to former Swiss banker Rudolf Elmer, who has reportedly fed the whistle-blower site information that could uncover “massive, unmitigated tax evasion ” by powerful individuals and corporations around the globe.

Elmer handed over two optical discs worth of data, said to contain Swiss bank accounts linked to thousands of individuals, including some 40 politicians and “pillars of society” from the U.S., Asia and Europe. Speaking at a press conference outside the Frontline Club, where WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is under house arrest, Elmer called WikiLeaks “my only hope to get society to know what’s going on” and said “it is damaging our society in the way that money is moved.”

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