Tax attorney Berger arrested in Switzerland

Hanno Berger, a key figure in the Cum-Ex scandal in Germany, has been arrested in Switzerland. He wants to oppose extradition.

German media call him «Mr. Cum-Ex ». Now the tax attorney Hanno Berger has been arrested in Switzerland.

Boris Roessler / Reuters

The German tax attorney Hanno Berger, who is considered one of the masterminds in the German cum-ex tax scandal, has been arrested in Switzerland. On Friday, both the Frankfurt Public Prosecutor’s Office and the Swiss Federal Office of Justice (FOJ) confirmed this on request, but without naming the lawyer. Before that “Handelsblatt” reported on the arrest, quoting the name.

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