Former Swiss Banker Rudolf Elmer Passed Data To WikiLeaks About 2,000 People

Posted Jan 18, 2011

Rudolf Elmer is a former Swiss banker that sent information about 2,000 prominent people to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. The data is not available on Wikileaks as of yet.

Elmer is expected to go on trial in Switzerland this Wednesday for breaking bank rules. Elmer was fired from Swiss bank Julius Baer in 2002 and this wasn’t the first time he gave information to Assange.

“After his demands (including financial compensation) in connection with the dismissal could not be satisfied, Mr. Elmer embarked in 2004 on a personal intimidation campaign and vendetta against Julius Baer,” said Julius Baer in a company statement sent to the BBC.