German investigators looking into Fuentes' Swiss bank account

German investigators have not only Jan Ullrich's Swiss bank records showing his payments to Dr....

German investigators have not only Jan Ullrich's Swiss bank records showing his payments to Dr. Eufemiano Fuentes, they also have records from Fuentes' Swiss account, according to the Süddeutsche Zeitung.

The newspaper reported that investigators in Bonn have a list of deposits made in Feuntes' account with the HSBC Bank in Geneva. Chief Public Prosecutor Fred Apostel refused to confirm the report, but said, "We are tracing every single payment, and when we are finished, we will report what we know."

According to the newspaper, Jörg Jaksche has told investigators that he either paid Fuentes' in cash or transferred money to the Geneva account

In addition, Jaksche is said to have used the Geneva account to pay for blood transfusions he received from Fuentes' German helper, Dr. Markus Choina. Since the money was paid to Fuentes' account rather than to Choina, German tax officials are now investigating for suspicion of money-laundering or tax evasion, the paper reported.

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