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As the prosecutors’ office for the Confederation, the OAG is responsible for investigating and prosecuting offences that fall under federal jurisdiction, which are specified in Articles 23 and 24 of the Swiss Criminal Procedure Code and in other federal legislation.
Latest press releases from the OAG
27.07.2021: Laundering of funds misappropriated from the Russian Treasury: closure of proceedings and partial forfeiture of assets
Bern, 27.07.2021: On 21.07.2021 the Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland (OAG) closed the criminal proceedings being conducted against persons unknown on suspicion of money laundering committed in Switzerland between 2008 and 2010. The case related to fraud committed in Russia against Russian tax authorities at the end of 2007. The forfeiture of a sum equivalent to more than CHF 4 million has, however, been ordered.
30.06.2021: Oil trading in Ecuador: Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland opens investigation
Berne, 30.06.2021: The Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland (OAG) has opened a criminal investigation based in particular on court documents issued in criminal proceedings conducted by the authorities in the USA. The latter authorities investigate the suspected bribery of Ecuadorian public officials and money laundering allegedly committed by a former employee of a group of commodity trading companies based notably in Geneva. The Swiss investigation aims to clarify whether in relation to this complex of facts any offences could have been committed on Swiss soil.
26.04.2021: CO2 sanctions fraud causes Confederation CHF 9 million loss
Bern, 26.04.2021: The OAG has filed an indictment in the Federal Criminal Court against a former employee of the FEDRO and two board members of a vehicle import company. According to the indictment, the two board members paid the FEDRO employee to change the data used to calculate CO2 sanctions so that their company was not required to pay any sanctions for more than three years. As a result, the Confederation has incurred a loss of around CHF 9 million.