“In a news conference at London's Frontline club, Swiss banker Rudolf Elmer gives what he says are details tax evasion by the rich and famous to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, before flying home to stand trial over his actions”
“Mr. Elmer, who previously provided documents from his former employer to national tax authorities including the Internal Revenue Service in the United States, said he had turned to WikiLeaks to “educate society” about what he considers an unfair system that serves the rich and aids those who seek to launder money.”
“The man in the street needs to know how this system works,”'he said, referring to the offshore trusts that many “high net worth individuals” around the world use to evade taxes."
By RAVI SOMAIYA and JULIA WERDIGIER
Published: January 17, 2011