A combined fine of $225,000 and five years of unsupervised probation without jail time was handed down to two former bankers of Credit Suisse AG. Josef Dörig and Andreas Bachmann, both Swiss nationals, received the reduced sentence due to their cooperation with U.S. authorities.
Their crime: helping U.S. citizens evade taxes. Just one year ago, Credit Suisse pleaded guilty to “knowingly and willfully” assisting numerous American clients to commit tax evasion. How? By helping its U.S. clients open accounts and then hide the income generated by those accounts from the IRS. The penalty – which is considered to be the “cornerstone” of plea agreements when a company is the defendant in a tax evasion case – did not come without a price. In order to make “peace” with the U.S. government, Read more