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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
07.10.2021: ATM blown up in Sevelen: indictment filed
Bern, 07.10.2021: The OAG has for the first time filed an indictment relating to the blasting of an ATM in Switzerland. The charges are against a 30-year-old Romanian national residing in Romania. The suspect is charged with endangering by means of explosives and toxic gases with criminal intent (Art. 224 para. 1 SCC), qualified theft (Art. 139 para. 1 and para. 3 SCC) and qualified criminal damage to property (Art. 144 para. 1 and 3 SCC).
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.