IRS And Justice Going After Secret Swiss Accounts

Suddenly those secret Swiss bank accounts don’t sound so appealing — or so secret.

By David S. Hilzenrath
Washington Post Staff Writer
WASHINGTON — At the Beverly Hills office of criminal defense lawyer Edward M. Robbins Jr., anxious new clients are showing up with an unexpected problem.
The clients put money in Swiss bank accounts, where it was supposed to stay secret. But now those depositors fear the U.S. Internal Revenue Service and the Justice Department will gain access to their bank records, Robbins said.
“They’re coming in from the cold. They’re nervous,” Robbins said.
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