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The BBC says that HSBC, the world's second largest bank, helped rich people to hide money so they would not have to pay tax. A BBC documentary programme got access the details thousands private bank accounts, worth $128 billion, an HSBC bank Switzerland. The information was leaked a whistleblower 2007. It shows that HSBC helped its wealthy clients to evade tax. The whistleblower was a computer expert working HSBC Geneva. He stole the details more than 100,000 clients worldwide. A French banking team looked the stolen data 2013. It concluded that 99.8% French citizens on the list were probably evading tax.

HSBC said the bank has changed a lot since 2007. It said: "HSBC has [put place] numerous initiatives designed to prevent its banking services being used to evade taxes or launder money." The Guardian newspaper the U.K. said HSBC told its reporters that the bank understood that it failed to follow the law properly. One woman who complained when the bank did not make changes lost her job. Sue Shelley was responsible making sure HSBC followed the law. The BBC said that when she complained that the bank was not keeping its promise to change, the bank fired her. The BBC said HSBC is now facing criminal investigations the USA, France, Belgium and Argentina.

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