Davos, Switzerland - (Rogue Trader Mess): Swiss protection racket company Gnomes of Zurich AG has hired ex-UK Prime Monster Tony Blair in a 18 month $10 million sweetheart deal to advise on interntional money-laundering and embezzlement options.
The Geneva-based insurer will be throwing in an off-piste Gstaad orifice close to Swiss tennis ace Roger Federer's private quarters where Blair can continue honing his personal EU presidency grand-slam aspirations.
Industry sources are unfazed by today's announcement noting only that like the Irish Republic Switzerland was always officially neutral when it came to the Nazis during World War II, as well as later when war criminals' descendents needed secret numbered bank accounts to reinvent themselves as bona fide Global Piss Process luminaries.
Meanwhile in Paris fraud police are investigating new leads that rogue SocGen trader Jerome Kerviel may have been part of a sophisticated gang.
The move follows the discovery that Blair's former blind trust bagman and personal WMD fantasist Lord Levy lavished hospitality on Kerviel during the 2005 UK general election that saw the Labour Party's campaign coffers swell with 'genuine receipts'.
Cherie Blair is pissed as a newt.