Bank secrecy geezer or Innocent? This is the big question at the trial before the Federal criminal court this week against René S. The former employees of UBS in Basel, the Federal government accuses advocacy, economic intelligence service, done and to have the Bank and business secrecy is violated. Of the Accused, which the trial remained unexcused remote, has always denied any guilt.
On Wednesday morning, the pleadings are on the program. The kick-off of the Conductive state has made Prosecutor of the Federation, Carlo Bulletti. He is convinced that only the defendant had access to highly secret Bank information, via which the German tax authorities had from the end of 2012 from UBS. At least 233 UBS clients in Germany it had come afterwards, to the raids. Many of them were convicted as a tax fraudster.
apartment in Majorca
René. s. has bought obtained according to the indictment from the German state for the UBS data, more than one Million euros. The Swiss investigators could prove that he had purchased through an account at a regional Bank in North Rhine-Westphalia, a apartment in Mallorca. In the money from the most populous Federal state, the Federal government sees the German bar is now a strong indication: in North Rhine-Westphalia had done in the purchase of so-called tax CDs from Switzerland.
The Prosecutor locates the accused, a high level of criminal energy, what are the implementation and the cover-up of the fact concerned. Carlo Bulletti calls for a prison sentence of four years and a fine of 60 day-fines of 100 Swiss francs.
UBS: "attack on the financial centre"
While Bulletti as chief of the state protection Department of the office of the attorney General a degree of understanding for the approach of the German tax police took a look, convicted swindlers of the legal representatives of UBS, in its plea, the practice of Germany in the hunt for control. "UBS was the victim of a large-scale betrayal of the German authorities," said lawyer Rolf Schuler on behalf of the big Bank. A employees needs the confidence that UBS put in him, miss. "The Spionageakt" was also an "attack on the financial center". Schuler calls for a punishment of René S. and a "reasonable compensation" for UBS. The height should be set by the court.
defender wants to acquittal
The defender of the absent defendant asks for an acquittal. Lawyer Moritz Gall pointed out that René S. proof, there was only a small part of the data of German UBS clients had accessed, in which to house searches. The larger part of it according to his plea is not the slightest hint. In addition, the Basel Lawyer pointed to numerous opportunities for other UBS employees to access electronically and on paper this information. As perpetrators, many would be out of the question. René S. I can't also access some of the data, on which the German tax man had, even as in the indictment. The defender demanded compensation and financial satisfaction for his clients.
The judgement on 21. January will be announced. (Editorial Tamedia)
Created: 09.01.2019, 09:21 PM