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US Tax Cheats Picked Off After Adviser Mails It In

Thursday, March 14, 2013 - 12:17 PM
From Bloomberg via Yahoo Finance:
Everybody knows the danger of sending things inadvertently in an e-mail. Beda Singenberger's case shows you also have to be pretty careful when you mail things the old-fashioned way.

Over an 11-year period, federal prosecutors charge, Swiss financial adviser Singenberger helped 60 people in the U.S. hide $184 million in secret offshore accounts bearing colorful names like Real Cool Investments Ltd. and Wanderlust Foundation.

Then, according to a prosecutor, Singenberger inadvertently mailed a list of his U.S. clients, including their names and incriminating details, which somehow wound up in the hands of federal authorities.

Whoops!

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pearlbrownpearlbrown1,487 posts since
Nov 2, 2010
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1. Thursday, March 14, 2013 - 7:04 PM
LOL, senior moments can be expensive. 

In general, I am very careful on sending e-mails.  If possible, I often take other means of communication than e-mails.  E-mails are convenient and informal, it is exactly those attributes that can denote misleading information or position which are not meant to represent.  One click and it is gone.
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51hh51hh1,476 posts since
Jan 16, 2010
Rep Points: 6,427
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