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

20.12.2022: Office of the Attorney General files indictment against one person for support of terrorist groups and proscribed representations of acts of violence

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Office of the Attorney General files indictment against one person for support of terrorist groups and proscribed representations of acts of violence

Bern, 20.12.2022: The Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland (OAG) has filed an indictment in the Federal Criminal Court against a 26-year-old Turkish citizen residing in the canton of Schaffhausen. The OAG accuses him of supporting the proscribed groups “Al-Qaeda” and “Islamic State” and associated organizations, as well as the production and making available of representations of acts of violence.

02.12.2022: The Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland resolves criminal investigation against ABB

The Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland resolves criminal investigation against ABB

02.12.2022, Bern: The Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland (OAG) resolves the criminal investigation against ABB. Namely, it issues a penalty order for an offense against the Art. 102 Par. 2 Swiss Criminal Code (SCC) in connection with Art. 322septies SCC and sentences the company to a fine of 4 million Swiss francs. Simultaneously, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) are expected to resolve with ABB in the same context today. The South African law enforcement authorities imposed a fine as of yesterday. 

02.09.2022: The OAG files indictment on charges of blowing open two ATMs in the canton of Schaffhausen

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Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland files indictment on charges of blowing open two ATMs in the canton of Schaffhausen

02.09.2022, Bern: The Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland (OAG) has filed an indictment in the Federal Criminal Court against a 38-year-old Romanian citizen. It accuses him of blowing open two ATMs in the canton of Schaffhausen, in February 2021 in Wilchingen and in April 2021 in Buchberg. 

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