A Virginia doctor has pleaded guilty to conspiracy involving an undeclared Swiss bank account reportedly at HSBC, [HBC] indicating that investigators are widening their probe of secret Swiss bank accounts beyond UBS. [UBS]
Andrew Silva of Sterling, Va., pleaded guilty Tuesday to conspiracy to impede the United States and to making a false statement. He inherited an undeclared bank account in 1997 from his mother at the Zurich branch of HSBC, which is headquartered in the United Kingdom. The account was held in the name of a sham Liechtenstein trust.
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