Former Swiss banker found guilty in WikiLeaks trial, avoids jail

January 19, 2015 8:55 AM

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Former Swiss banker found guilty in WikiLeaks trial, avoids jail

ZURICH (Reuters) - A former Julius Baer banker was found guilty on Monday of breaching Swiss banking secrecy laws by handing over data about offshore clients to WikiLeaks, but will avoid jail time.

Rudolf Elmer, 59, a former senior executive at Zurich-based Baer's Cayman Islands' office, was accused of passing confidential information to WikiLeaks on two occasions, one in late 2007 or early 2008 and another in 2011.

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