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Ex-UBS Executive Deceived by Girl and Pimp, Lawyer Says

Juerg Buergin, a former executive director of operations at UBS AG in Singapore, was deceived by an underaged prostitute and her pimp into believing she was 18, according to his lawyer.

The girl, now 20, wasn’t a victim and should testify publicly, Buergin’s lawyer Selva Naidu told a Singapore subordinate court today on the first day of the Swiss national’s trial. Judge Eddy Tham agreed with prosecutors that she give evidence privately.