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

02.09.2019: VW emissions: Online questionnaire for aggrieved parties

VW emissions: Online questionnaire for aggrieved parties

Bern, 02.09.2019: Within the framework of the criminal proceedings
being conducted by the Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland (OAG) in
connection with VW’s manipulation of emission values, the vehicles owners
concerned can now register as aggrieved parties using an online questionnaire in
order to assert their rights in the proceedings.  

 
 
 

06.08.2019: Football: Indictment filed in connection with the German Football Association (DFB)

Coordinated operation in a cybercrime case

Football: Indictment filed in connection with the German Football Association (DFB)

The Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland (OAG) has filed an indictment  against three former officials of the non-profit German Football Association (DFB), Horst Rudolf Schmidt, Theo Zwanziger and Wolfgang Niersbach, and against the former Swiss FIFA official Urs Linsi. The accused are alleged to have fraudulently misled the members of a supervisory body of the DFB organising committee for the 2006 World Cup in Germany (OC WC 2006) in April 2005 about the true purpose of a payment of around EUR 6.7 mio.

 

24.06.2019: Uzbekistan: CHF 130 million seized by the OAG to be returned

Uzbekistan: CHF 130 million seized by the OAG to be returned

Bern, 24.06.2019: As part of a complex criminal investigation that has been ongoing for more than six years, the OAG has uncovered evidence of a scheme for illegally collecting large sums of money from companies, especially foreign companies, looking to enter or continue their activities on the Uzbek market. As part of the scheme the funds were then laundered abroad, primarily in Switzerland. Based on the investigations, an initial conviction has now been secured and CHF 130 million in forfeited assets will be returned to Uzbekistan.

 
 
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