Welcome to the Office of the Attorney General of the Swiss Confederation (OAG)
As the prosecutors’ office for the Swiss 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.
Since 1 January 2022, Attorney General of the Swiss Confederation Stefan Blättler heads the Office of the Attorney General of the Swiss Confederation. On 14 June 2023, Parliament again expressed its confidence in him by re-electing him with 209 out of 210 valid votes for the term of office from 2024 to 2027.
Meeting with high-ranking representatives of the French judicial and prosecution authorities
Attorney General of the Swiss Confederation Stefan Blättler met with high-ranking representatives of the French judicial and prosecution authorities on Tuesday 13 February and Wednesday 14 February 2024. The meeting with the highest representatives of the "Tribunal judiciaire de Paris" was marked by a strategic exchange on international legal assistance, the fight against criminal organisations, international criminal law and economic crime. At the meeting, the two organisations confirmed their desire to combat complex forms of crime, as well as the importance of dialogue and close relations between neighbouring countries.
The meeting with Agrasc, the authority responsible of the administration of seized funds and for the confiscation of funds, was also valuable. The representatives exchanged their experiences in this extremely challenging area and reaffirmed their willingness to cooperate.
Bern, 25.01.2024: The OAG has filed an indictment in the Federal Criminal Court against a 59-year-old Swiss-Spanish dual national and a 69-year-old Swiss national. The OAG accuses the two suspects of having provided financial support to the proscribed terrorist organization Islamic State (IS). They allegedly did so by sending over 50,000 Swiss francs to Syria to their son, who was fighting for IS in Syria, and other IS members in Syria.
06.12.2023:TRAFIGURA BEHEER BV and three individuals referred to the Federal Criminal Court
06.12.2023: On 5 December 2023, the Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland filed an indictment in the Federal Criminal Court against three individuals and against the commodities trading company TRAFIGURA BEHEER BV.
28.09.2023: Gulnara Karimova and the former director of a telecommunications company indicted in the Federal Criminal Court
Following its criminal investigation, the Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland (OAG) on 28 September 2023 filed its indictment in the Federal Criminal Court (FCC) against Gulnara Karimova, daughter of the former President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Islam Karimov, and the former general director of the Uzbek subsidiary of a Russian telecommunications company.