Ex-wives, creditors see possible payday in list of UBS's secret accounts


Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. But heaven help the American men who held secret Swiss bank accounts and whose names may soon be published if a settlement is reached among the U.S., Switzerland, and Swiss banking giant UBS.

Some 4,450 Americans held secret UBS accounts containing undeclared assets, and UBS agreed last week to turn over details of those accounts to the Internal Revenue Service. Ex-wives aren't the only ones interested in those details, of course; former business partners and creditors are claiming dibs on assets that may have been hidden from them in the accounts.

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