ZURICH Jan 19 Swiss police on Wednesday
arrested former banker Rudolf Elmer on fresh charges of
breaching Swiss bank secrecy law for giving data to WikiLeaks,
hours after he was found guilty of another secrecy offense.
"The state prosecutor's office is checking to see whether
Rudolf Elmer has violated Swiss banking law by handing the CD
over to WikiLeaks," the Zurich cantonal (state) police and state
prosecutor said in a joint statement.
Earlier on Wednesday, a court found Elmer guilty of
breaching banking secrecy for publicising private client data.
He was also found guilty of threatening an employee at his
former firm Julius Baer BAER.VX. [ID:LDE70I1TE]
Elmer, who helped bring WikiLeaks to prominence three years
ago when he used it to publish secret client details, on Monday
handed over new data to the website, which has outraged U.S.
authorities by releasing thousands of confidential State
(Reporting by Catherine Bosley)