Herve Falciani
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HSBC whistleblower talks to BBC

The UK government should have known HSBC was helping wealthy clients evade tax in 2010, the whistleblower at the centre of the story has said.

Herve Falciani, former IT worker for HSBC, said UK tax authorities would have known about the stolen list of clients of HSBC's Swiss private bank when it was given to French officials.

Speaking to BBC Radio 4's Today programme, Mr Falciani said French authorities had got in touch with HM Revenue & Customs and passed on information in 2010.

  • 12 Feb 2015
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