The Billion-Euro Heist – A state prosecutor hunts the tax mafia
01 March 2022 | 8:20 am
Swiss authorities on Thursday extradited a German lawyer sought by Germany on account of being a key leader of a massive tax fraud scheme called "Cum-Ex." Hanno Berger, 71, was handed over to German police officials in the city of Konstanz in southern Germany, prosecutors based in Frankfurt said.
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