HSBC whistleblower Falciani sentenced to 5 years in prison

November 27, 2015 2:20 PM

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Nov 27 Herve Falciani, an ex-employee of HSBC's Geneva private bank who leaked information on clients and their tax situation, has been sentenced to five years in prison for aggravated industrial espionage, the bank said on Friday.

HSBC said it welcomed the ruling on Falciani, who had been on trial in Switzerland.

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