2011-04-15 Supreme Court decides that Elmer's allegations against Baer have to be investigated

ImageFollowing a lengthy legal battle, Zurich prosecutors now have to look into claims that in 2004 Julius Baer hired private investigators to intimidate and harass Rudolf Elmer and his family. So far, only Elmer himself and the alleged perpetrators had been heard. According to the Supreme Court verdict, prosecutors now have to interview Elmer's neighbours as witnesses.

Elmer says that he forwarded data on Julius Baer to Wikileaks in 2008, and in January 2011 he handed over two CDs to Julian Assange at a London press conference. He was subsequently sentenced for violating bank confidentiality in January 2011. He was also found guilty of intimidating and threatening Julius Baer employees. He appealed the decision.

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