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Claudio Mascotto: Panama Papers, Beny Steinmetz and returning assets stolen by dictators

By Waithera Junghae

18 January 2017

Claudio Mascotto: Panama Papers, Beny Steinmetz and returning assets stolen by dictators Geneva Credit: iStock.com/antares71

Claudio Mascotto, a senior prosecutor at the Office of the Geneva Attorney General, talks to GIR about his office’s investigation into billionaire mining magnate Beny Steinmetz, the difficulty of conducting cross border investigations and a controversial Swiss Supreme Court decision in October 2016 that stripped external counsel of privilege protections during bank investigations.