A former senior Swiss bank executive has given the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange details of more than 2,000 prominent individuals and companies that he contends are engaged in tax evasion and other possible criminal activity. Rudolf M Elmer ran the Caribbean operations of the Swiss bank Julius Baer for eight years until he was dismissed in 2002. He refused to identify any of the individuals or companies at a news conference but told reporters that about 40 politicians and “pillars of society” were among them. Those named in the documents come from the U.S., Britain, Germany, Austria and Asia, and include business people, politicians, people who have made their living in the arts and multinational conglomerates — from both sides of the Atlantic. Click here to read the full story .
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