Swiss whistleblower preparing for new leak
Former Swiss banker prepares to hand over more information to WikiLeaks on 2,000 account holders
WIKILEAKS, the whistleblowing website, is set to receive a raft of new information from a former Swiss banker, according to Reuters.
Rudolf Elmer is reported to be holding a press conference today in which he will hand over information on 2,000 prominent people who have placed their money in Swiss banks.
Elmer is due to face trial in Switzerland this week for breaking banking secrecy laws. He was one of the first whistleblowers to use WikiLeaks in 2002 by using it to publish internal documents from his then employer the Swiss bank Julius Baer.
The new set of account holders is reported to include politicians, artists and even figures from organised crime.