The CIA recruited Geneva banks to gain access to bank data, claims the PRISM informant Edward Snowden. That promptly resulted in political upsets between the U.S. and Switzerland.
Snowden told this in his interview with the British “Guardian”. Swiss Foreign Ministry promptly sent a diplomatic note to the U.S. Embassy in Bern to learn more about the case.
Snowden was stationed from March 2007 to February 2009 in Geneva at the UN. According to his information, he worked as an undercover agent for the CIA abroad. From that time, he reported how the CIA had deliberately recruited bankers.
So CIA employees were made aware of a banker being drunk in 2007. They send him in their car home. As the banker ran into a police check, the CIA helped him out of trouble. In return, he is said to have then delivered secret bank data.
Now there is speculation about in Switzerland who may have been the bankers in question. Bradley Birkenfeld?
theSwiss bank UBS helps clients in the U.S. when hiding back from taxes.
Birkenfeld worked in the summer of 2007 at UBS in Geneva and attended to so-called offshore customers. His customers were those who do not live in Switzerland.
Switzerland for years has steered clear to allow you to provide the U.S. employee data and Abschleicher lists without breaking Swiss law via its own “Lex U.S.,”
The data are a prerequisite for deliveries that Swiss banks can compare the tax dispute with the U.S. Department of Justice.