Martin Dunki, ex-banker at Rahn&Bodmer, was indicted on Thursday in the US for conspiring to help American clients evade taxes and set up ‘secret’ accounts.
The charge were filed by the US Department of Justice (DoJ) in the Manhattan federal court. Between 1995 and 2012, Dunki helped U.S. taxpayers evade taxes and hide hundreds of millions of dollars in undeclared accounts at the Swiss banksays the DoJ. The indictment does not name the bank but ‘was described as purporting to be the oldest private bank in Zurich, a description that Rahn & Bodmer uses on its website’ says Reuters.
M. Dunki’s co-conspirators was supposed to be Edgar Paltzer, an attorney based in Zurich. E. Paltzer pleaded guilty in August 2013 to conspiracy for his role in assisting US taxpayers to evade taxes and agreed to cooperate with US authorities.
Dunki faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison.