The former senior executive at Zurich-based Baer's Cayman Islands office was accused of passing confidential information to WikiLeaks on two occasions, one in 2008 and another in 2011.
Elmer was found
guilty of the charges relating to 2008 but not guilty in relation to
2011. He was also found guilty of forging a letter from Baer to German
Chancellor Angela Merkel in 2007.
He was ordered to pay costs towards the trial and was given a
three-year suspended fine of up to 45,000 Swiss francs ($63,052). The
prosecution had sought a three-and-a-half-year prison sentence, while
Elmer's lawyer Ganden Tethong had argued for her client to be acquitted.
rationale from the court today has not convinced me," Tethong told
reporters after the verdict. "I find (the prosecution) did not bring
forward anything that would contradict what I argued."
Tethong said she would appeal the ruling.http://www.smh.com.au/world/exswiss-banker-rudolf-elmer-found-guilty-in-wikileaks-trial-avoids-jail-20150119-12tois.html