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Only $22 billion?

February 1, 2011

WikiLeaks founder Assange slams Swiss banker arrest

WIKILEAKS-SWISS/He said Switzerland was not the only country involved in the offshore banking structures that were depriving tax authorities worldwide of some $22 billion.

In German, a “billion” is what is typically called a “trillion” in English.

Wikipedia puts tax evasion at $345 billion in the U.S. alone.

It is, to say the least, unrealistic that worldwide tax evasion amounts to only $22 billion.

Gitike

Indeed. We corrected it to change the figure to $22 trillion: GBU Editor

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange holds up CD’s containing data on offshore bank account holders. REUTERS/Paul Hackett

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