Berlin: Swiss authorities have issued arrest warrants for three German tax inspectors over the purchase in 2010 of a CD containing data on suspected tax cheats, according to a German newspaper, infuriating a German state governor.
The Bild am Sonntag newspaper reported today that the Swiss accused the officials of "economic espionage" in a letter to authorities in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia.
It quoted state governor Hannelore Kraft as saying that the move was "monstrous."
"The tax inspectors were only doing their duty to chase German tax cheats," Kraft added....more
09:35 PM, Mar 31, 2012