In a letter to the Justice Department, the Chairman and ranking member of the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations urged the Department of Justice to seek extradition of Swiss residents whom the DOJ has charged with tax evasion.

Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI) and Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) wrote Deputy Attorney General James Cole in response to his testimony in February before the subcommittee in a hearing on Swiss bank assistance of tax evasion in the United States. Their letter said, “The extradition treaty between the United States and Switzerland. . . does not bar the extradition of Swiss nationals who assisted U.S. nationals in the commission of criminal tax evasion, and it is time to test the Swiss government’s professed willingness to cooperate with international tax enforcement efforts.”

Their letter can be accessed via: PDF OF LETTER