Liechtenstein issues arrest warrant for tax mole
Liechtenstein's police say they have issued an international arrest warrant for a former bank employee suspected of selling client data to German secret services. The police said on their website that they are looking for Heinrich Kieber, a 42-year-old Liechtenstein citizen and former employee of LGT Bank.
Liechtenstein was already investigating Kieber for theft. The German government last month admitted paying more than four million euros to an informer, for bank data that led to the biggest tax fraud probe ever in Germany.
Kieber blames German intelligence services for not protecting his identity and has requested a new identity so he can relocate to South America.
mole (PERSON) Show phonetics
a person who works for an organization or government and secretly gives information to its competitor or enemy:
A mole inside the Department of Transport had leaked secret proposals to the press.
Compare spy (SECRET PERSON).
informer Show phonetics
a person who gives information in secret, especially to the police:
Most police informers receive a reward for their information.