Which 20,000 people is the U.S. administration going after? Is it avoiding going after its friends? Would Bush/Cheney go after neocons with secret offshore bank accounts? Is this a political move by the government? If the recent pattern is any indication, it's likely.
At this point Bush/Cheney is a suspect concerning everything they do until proven innocent since we all know they are already guilty on so many counts. I sure don't trust them at all.
June 7, 2008
Swiss bank secrecy at risk as America presses UBS for 20,000 client names
The US Justice Department is trying to force UBS to reveal clients' names in a drive against tax avoidance
Tom Bawden and Michael Herman
The veil of secrecy that has protected the wealthy clients of Swiss banks for centuries was under severe threat last night after the US Justice Department moved to force UBS to reveal the names of 20,000 clients.
The US Government believes that the Swiss bank has helped some of the wealthiest Americans to evade $300 million (£152 million) in taxes.
Under Swiss law, UBS can reveal clients' identities to a foreign regulator or law enforcer only if ordered to do so by the Swiss Government.