The NYT, ABC News, CNN, and BBC News all report that Rudolf Elmer, a former Swiss banker with Julius Baer, passed on data containing account details of 2,000 prominent people to WikiLeaks. WikiLeaks believes that it will be able to release the data in as few as two weeks and that it could shed light on tax evasion. Elmer is due to go on trial Wednesday in Switzerland for violating the country’s banking secrecy regulations.
Further, NY Magazine, The Guardian, and the BBC are all reporting on Ben Alia being overthrown in Tunisia over the weekend. Most comment on the possible connection to the release of diplomatic cables by WikiLeaks. The cables revealed ongoing corruption in Tunisia.