World Bulletin / News Desk
Swiss banking giant UBS will go on trial in France for establishing a wide-ranging tax fraud scheme, legal sources said on Monday.
Five UBS top managers are also facing trial, including Raoul Weil, the former third-in-command at UBS.
France opened a probe into UBS after former employees blew the whistle over the bank's alleged system of setting up dual accounts to hide the movement of capital into Switzerland between 2004 and 2012.
The bank's staff allegedly approached French clients, from wealthy businessmen to sports stars, during receptions, golf tournaments or concerts to convince them to hide their money in Switzerland.
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