HSBC to Pay 300 Million Euros to Settle French Tax Dodging Probe in Switzerland
HSBC will pay 300 million euros ($352.5 million) to settle tax evasion investigation of French citizens through its HSBC Private Bank in Switzerland.
“HSBC Decides to Pay 300 Million Euros to Settle French Tax Dodging Probe via HSBC Private Bank in Switzerland”
The French financial prosecutor’s office said that French citizens will end proceedings against the bank provided it does make that payment. The settlement was the first of its kind under a new French legal framework.
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