(Reuters) - The Swiss private banking unit of HSBC Holdings Plc
The DoJ filed a charge of conspiracy to defraud the United States against HSBC Private Bank (Suisse) SA but agreed to drop it in three years if it abides by a deal submitted in a federal court, according to court documents seen by Reuters.
The charge relates to the bank's conduct between 2000 and 2010, the DOJ said.
The bank assisted U.S. clients in concealing their offshore assets and income from U.S. tax authorities, by employing a variety of methods, the DOJ added.
(Reporting by Bharath Manjesh in Bengaluru; Editing by Shailesh Kuber)
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Updated Date: Dec 11, 2019 03:05:23 IST