HSBC whistleblower's trial to resume in his absence

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Tax whistle-blower Herve Falciani’s trial will resume next month in his absence after the former HSBC employee failed to turn up at a Swiss courtroom on Monday.

Bloomberg News reports that Switzerland’s highest criminal court set a fresh trial date of Nov. 2 for Falciani, who’s accused of industrial espionage and violation of bank secrecy after he took client documents from HSBC.

Falciani, who’s currently in France, has no plans to attend the new date after skipping the hearing in the Swiss town of Bellinzona, according to his lawyer, Marc Henzelin. While Falciani’s absence will complicate his defense, his cause is worth defending because he’s the only one on trial and the bank has got off lightly, Henzelin said.

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