NEW YORK (Reuters) – Wegelin & Co, the oldest Swiss private bank, mentioned about Thursday it might shut its doorways forever after over 2 1/2 centuries, following its guilty plea to charges of assisting rich Americans evade taxes from secret accounts. The plea, inside U.S. District Court inside Manhattan, marks the death knell for 1 of Switzerland's many storied banks, whose authentic European customers pre-date the American Revolution. It is moreover possibly the main turning point inside a battle by U.S. authorities against Swiss bank secrecy. …
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