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Tax evasion : UBS France referred to the tribunal for harassment on two whistleblowers

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Tax evasion : UBS France referred to the tribunal for harassment on two whistleblowers

two executives had contributed to denounce practices of bank which are worth to parent company UBS AG to be continued, " selling bank illegal" and " money laundering aggravated tax fraud ".

The bank UBS France has been referred to criminal court for moral harassment of two whistleblowers, to origin of revelations on extensive system of tax evasion, swiss group is accused of having put in place, made it known Wednesday, September 13, sources close to matter.

These two frameworks, Nicolas Forissier, a former internal audit manager of UBS France, and Stéphanie Gibaud in charge of event marketing, had helped to denounce practices of bank, which are worth to parent company UBS AG to be continued, " selling bank illegal" and " money laundering aggravated tax fraud ".

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Stephanie Gibaud, hired in 1999, has seen its number of missions from summer of 2008, shortly after its first revelations, reduced to "menial tasks administrative," notes investigating judge in his order made on 28 August, according to a source close to folder. She was fired in 2012 for economic reasons.

As for Nicolas Forissier, he saw his bonus in respect of 2008 to decrease significantly, was denied a promotion and has been excluded from a protection plan of employment for which it was originally a part, noted magistrate. He was fired in 2009 for serious misconduct.

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Concealment of assets in tax

The swiss group has been sent back in march before court in main pane of this case financial stakes huge.

The bank is accused of having, between 2004 and 2012, approached unlawfully customers in France and put in place a series of schemes to hide assets from tax office French. The assets defrauded avoisineraient 10 billion euros, according to calculations of magistrates.

Nicolas Forissier has contributed to revealing practice of " book of milk ", an accounting informal tracing of funds raised in France but transferred abroad, in Switzerland or elsewhere, potentially to avoid paying taxes.

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