Washington - The head of the Swiss FistCredit Bank deeply regrets that some of his managers got caught operating what had been an extremely successful, long-running scam.
Speaking before the Senate Select Misappropriations Committee today Hans inde Till explained the oversight would never happen again because everybody's now gone entirely legit.
"With respect, Madam Chair," the banker told Senator Dianne Fiendstein, "as Chair of Misappropriations, you should know what I mean."
The televised deposition was briefly paused as the Swiss banker squeezed out a tear of regret while winking knowingly in the direction of Ms Fiendstein.
It's thought that thousands of US citizens got caught evading bucketloads of tax because a clerical mishap at the bank's head orifice accidentally let in Uncle Sam's surveillance Trojan.
Up to 220 Swiss FistCredit accounts from US customers worth 12bn Swiss francs ($13.5bn/£8.1bn) could have been horribly compromised.
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