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The ‘Striking Blond’ Joins Spies Haunting Credit Suisse

  • Fresh spying allegations put spotlight on the bank’s practice
  • Ex-employee says she was followed in Manhattan, Long Island
A pedestrian walks past the Credit Suisse Group AG headquarters in New York, U.S.

A pedestrian walks past the Credit Suisse Group AG headquarters in New York, U.S.

Photographer: Jeenah Moon/Bloomberg
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Just before midnight on Sept. 25, former Credit Suisse Group AG executive Colleen Graham e-mailed Chief Executive Officer Tidjane Thiam and Chairman Urs Rohner, detailing how she’d been followed in Manhattan and Long Island by a “striking tall blond” two years earlier.

Graham was heading up a joint venture between Credit Suisse and Palantir Technologies Inc. at the time and had refused to sign off on how revenue from the joint-venture would be booked. The bank took retaliatory measures against her, including the surveillance, according to a complaint she filed in 2017.