U.S., Swiss justice officials meet amid UBS probe

WASHINGTON, March 2 Mon Mar 2, 2009 2:02pm EST

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WASHINGTON, March 2 (Reuters) - Switzerland's justice minister and a top U.S. Justice Department official met to discuss "international finance issues" on Monday, the Justice Department said as Washington seeks to crack open the secrecy of major Swiss bank UBS (UBS.N).

Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf of Switzerland and Acting Deputy U.S. Attorney General David Margolis met before Widmer-Schlumpf held talks with U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, who has recused himself from a federal UBS investigation. (Reporting by Randall Mikkelsen)

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