She is refusing to attend the trial for health reasons. She is already serving a seven-year jail sentence for abuse of office.
New tax data from the Internal Revenue service shows that in 2009, incomes fell, unemployment claims rose, and the U.S. economy shed nearly two million taxpayers.
And of the 235,413 taxpayers who earned $1 million or more in 2009, 1,470 of them paid no taxes.
A banker working for a Credit Suisse affiliate has been arrested in the United States as part of an inquiry into suspected tax evasion by American clients.
Switzerland’s efforts to calm a banking furor hit a major setback Tuesday as nationalist and left-wing lawmakers blocked a treaty with the United States that would have allowed UBS to hand over thousands more files on its American clients to U.S. tax authorities.