(Bloomberg) -- Raoul Weil, a former top UBS AG banker facing trial in Florida on charges of helping Americans evade taxes, asked a judge to allow defense witnesses outside the country to testify by video because they fear retaliation if they come to the U.S.

Lawyers for Weil, who was indicted in 2008, claim that more than a dozen witnesses would give evidence for the defense, yet they fear traveling to the U.S. without a guarantee that they won’t be arrested. Those who don’t get such protection should be allowed to testify by live video transmission, according to the filing yesterday in federal court in Fort Lauderdale.

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