(Rolling Stone) -- Three years ago, then-U.S. Attorney of the Eastern District of New York Loretta Lynch crafted a soft-touch deferred-prosecution deal for Europe's largest bank, HSBC, which had only been caught in the largest drug-money-laundering case in history.
Today, as Lynch awaits approval for the Attorney General job, HSBC is in the news again. This time, the global mega-bank is being exposed in a massive scheme to help wealthy clients avoid taxes. This is from the New York Times:
In a report released on Sunday, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists… said that secret documents revealed that bank employees had reassured clients that HSBC would not disclose details of their accounts to tax authorities in their home countries and discussed options to avoid paying taxes on those assets.
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