French tax probe targets HSBC -prosecutor
PARIS/LONDON, April 23
PARIS/LONDON, April 23 (Reuters) - France has opened a probe into whether British bank HSBC offered illicit products to help French clients avoid tax in Switzerland, the prosecutor's office said on Tuesday.
The investigation is based on a list of French clients at HSBC's Swiss unit obtained in 2009, the prosecutor's office said.
A spokeswoman for HSBC declined to comment.
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