Welcome to the Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland (OAG)
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
14.10.2020: Football: Restitution of over CHF 36 million
Bern, 14.10.2020: In the context of various criminal proceedings in connection with its football-related investigations, the OAG has secured the forfeiture of around CHF 36.6 million held in frozen bank accounts in Switzerland and returned these funds to the entitled party.
02.10.2020: Fighting terrorism: House searches and arrests in the canton of Fribourg
Bern, 02.10.2020: On 02.10.2020, the Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland carried out three house searches in the canton of Fribourg as part of two criminal investigations, arresting four persons.
16.09.2020: Update on the homicide in Morges
Bern, 16.09.2020: The Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland (OAG) announced on 14 September 2020 that it had overtaken the investigations from the Vaud Cantonal Police into the homicide committed on 12 September 2020 in Morges. The OAG has been conducting criminal proceedings against the 26-year-old suspect, a Swiss-Turkish dual national, since October 2019 on suspicion of arson at a petrol station in Prilly (VD).