France’s Financial Prosecutor Requests Trial for HSBC Holdings
France’s financial prosecutor has requested a trial for HSBC Holdings and its Swiss private banking unit as it suspects that it helped customers evade taxes in 2006 – 2007. HSBC has been put under formal investigation last year and it is up to the investigating magistrates to decide whether it should stand trial.
“It is estimated the Swiss private banking unit alleged fraud stands around 2.2 billion euros.”
It is estimated the Swiss private banking unit alleged fraud stands around 2.2 billion euros. HSBC has also admitted failings in its controls at the Swiss private bank but has denied any wrong doings.
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