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HSBC Bank Whistleblower: I Tipped Off Taxmen In 2008

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Herve Falciani, the man who exposed a tax scandal at HSBC by leaking thousands of account details from a Geneva branch, says he first raised concerns about suspect practices at the bank seven years ago.

In an interview with Sky News, Mr Falciani claims to have emailed and called Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs in 2008 – though he said the full processed data was only given to UK authorities in 2010.

Mr Falciani initially obtained the details while employed as an IT worker in 2007 and passed them to French authorities.

The details of 30,000 accounts – holding almost £78bn in assets – have been revealed after they were obtained by a French newspaper and analysed by a team of investigative journalists.

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