2008 Whistleblower took files to French authorities, nothing happened.
2014: Whistleblower gives files to investigative journalists
2015: ICIJ publishes Swiss Leaks based upon the files
2017: HSBC accepts fault
2019: Banker guilty
Can't prove that is linked but Obama's Deputy AG James Cole forced the DEA to back off on investigations of the opioid manufacturers in 2012.