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HSBC leaks: Email from whistleblower to HMRC ‘proves’ authorities were told of tax evasion

HSBC leaks: Email from whistleblower to HMRC ‘proves’ authorities were told of tax evasion

An email HSBC whistleblower Herve Falciani claims he sent to HM Revenue and Customs has been revealed, potentially providing proof he informed authorities about the bank’s alleged tax evasion scheme seven years ago.

Mr Falciani’s email was uncovered by French newspaper Le Monde and seen by the BBC, supporting his previous allegations that HMRC did nothing to stop the bank’s actions after he offered information in 2008.

“It proved that I’m right,” he told the BBC.

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