Ex-Swiss Banker Fined For Giving Data To WikiLeaks

Law360, New York (January 19, 2011, 7:18 PM EST) -- Former Julius Baer Group employee Rudolf Elmer has been found guilty of coercion and breaching bank secrecy for handing over accounts data from the financial institution's Cayman Islands trust subsidiary to the whistleblowing website WikiLeaks in 2007.

Judge Sebastian Aeppli of the Zurich Regional Court gave Elmer a suspended fine of 7,200 Swiss francs ($7,157) and sentenced him to two years of probation on Wednesday, but did not grant the prosecution's request for an eight-month prison term, according to The Financial Times.

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