WikiLeaks Learns of Swiss Bank Cheats; Oddsmakers Start Guessing
WikiLeaks, the Internet-based, whistle-blowing site that has had the government in knots for the past few months might just be pulling the metaphorical pants down on big-time investors. A former Swiss banker named Rudolf Elmer, who once worked at Julius Baer, where account holders had extremely high net worth, said he gave documents to WikiLeaks that show attempts by more than 2,000 wealthy businessmen and women and by lawmakers to evade tax payments.
Standing alongside Elmer at London's Frontline Club on Monday to collect the files was WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, who is out on bail from Swedish authorities, who have charged him with sex crimes. Assange praised the ex-banker's attempts to expose the shady dealings of the owners of the Swiss bank accounts.
Assange has not yet revealed the names on the list but that has not stopped oddsmakers in the United States from coming up with likely names that will appear on WikiLeaks' forthcoming rouge's list. At Bookmaker.com, one of the leading sportsbooks in the U.S., these are the odds:
Nicolas Cage +400 or 20 percent
Oprah Winfrey +250 or 28 percent
Wesley Snipes +200 or 33 percent
Mike Tyson +800 or 11 percentContinued on the next page