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.
Since 1 January 2022, Attorney General of Switzerland Stefan Blättler heads the Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland. 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.
Latest press releases from the OAG
06.09.2023: Indictment filed on charges of blowing open two ATMs in the cantons of St Gallen and Zurich
Bern, 06.09.2023: The Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland (OAG) has filed an indictment in the Federal Criminal Court against a 45-year-old Romanian citizen. It alleges that in December 2019 in Sevelen (St. Gallen) and Neftenbach (Zurich) respectively, he blew open an ATM and stole cash in excess of CHF 100,000.
29.08.2023: The Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland indicts former Algerian defence minister
The Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland filed an indictment in the Federal Criminal Court against Khaled NEZZAR, the former Algerian defence minister and member of the High Council of State (Haut Comité d’État, HCE). According to the indictment, NEZZAR is accused of violating the laws of armed conflicts in accordance with the Geneva Conventions between 1992 and 1994 in connection with the civil war in Algeria and of committing crimes against humanity.
10.08.2023: Combating terrorism: Searches and arrests in the cantons of Vaud and Neuchatel
Bern, 10.08.2023: On behalf of the Office
of the Attorney General of Switzerland (OAG), fedpol and local cantonal police
forces carried out seven house searches today in the cantons of Vaud and Neuchatel
and arrested four persons. The persons arrested are suspected of carrying out various
support activities for a terrorist group.