Swiss asset manager pleads guilty in U.S. over tax dodge scheme

March 31, 2015 8:21 PM

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NEW YORK, March 31 (Reuters) - A Swiss asset manager pleaded guilty on Tuesday to participating in a scheme to help U.S. citizens hide millions of dollars in Swiss bank accounts and evade paying taxes.

Peter Amrein, 53, entered his plea in Manhattan federal court to conspiring to defraud the United States and Internal Revenue Service. The case is one of a number spilling out of a broad crackdown by the United States on offshore tax evasion by Americans.

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