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The Attorney General heads the Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland in relation to legal, staffing and organisational matters in accordance with its statutory remit. The Attorney General may delegate individual cases to be dealt with independently by Deputy Attorney Generals, the Chief of Staff, the heads of department (chief public prosecutors) or the federal prosecutors.
The Attorney General and the two deputies are appointed by the United Federal Assembly.
Attorney General of Switzerland: Michael Lauber
Michael Lauber was elected Attorney General of Switzerland by the United Federal Assembly on 28 September 2011, assuming office on 1 January 2012. On 17 June 2015, he was elected to serve a second term of office (2016-2019).
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