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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.


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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.
51hh51hh1,476 posts since
Jan 16, 2010
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