Investigators Broke Ex-Bank Client's Confidence, Judge Says

By Bonnie Eslinger (June 20, 2019, 11:32 PM BST) -- A British judge on Thursday found that two private eyes hired by the owners of an embattled Tanzanian bank to internally investigate money laundering allegations breached their confidentiality obligation by providing information about their former clients to government officials, including the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

High Court Judge Sara Cockerill said, however, that she did not regard the case as an authority for the proposition that the public interest defense to an action based on breach of confidentiality can never be available to lawyers, or those akin to lawyers, as argued by the bank owners.

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