Organisation: Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland

Switzerland charges former Gunvor employee over Congo bribes

Swiss prosecutors have accused an ex-employee at commodities trading company Gunvor of bribing public officials in the Republic of the Congo to secure oil contracts.

27 September 2023

Switzerland closes portion of Glencore investigation

Switzerland received around 20% of the commodity trader’s $700 million US bribery penalty after closing two strands of an investigation into Glencore’s alleged corruption in the DRC.

25 September 2023

Switzerland’s investigations bar

GIR profiles the leading boutiques and full-service firms for investigations in Switzerland.

11 September 2023

Swiss bank’s conviction overturned in 1MDB case

A Swiss court has quashed the country’s first-ever conviction of a bank for enabling money laundering.

04 July 2023

The prosecutor’s office in Switzerland making a mark on the world stage

The attorney general of Geneva recorded one of the most high-profile white-collar crime convictions of recent times. Now he wants a new settlement tool to meet his prosecutors’ appetite for complex international investigations into corporate wrongdoing.

09 June 2023

OAG opens investigation into alleged DRC money laundering scheme

Swiss prosecutors have opened a criminal investigation into “persons unknown” following allegations that the former president of the Democratic Republic of the Congo laundered stolen funds through bank accounts at UBS.

25 May 2023

Banknote security business to pay $90 million Swiss foreign bribery penalty

The resolution comes two years after SICPA paid over $151 million to settle allegations that the company bribed public officials in Brazil.

27 April 2023

Switzerland charges PetroSaudi managers over 1MDB scandal

Swiss prosecutors have charged two executives at Saudi oil services company PetroSaudi over their alleged roles in schemes to embezzle at least $1.8 billion from Malaysian wealth fund 1MDB.

26 April 2023

First banker convicted in Switzerland’s Car Wash-linked investigation

The conviction of PKB Privatbank’s former head of private banking creates an avenue for Swiss prosecutors to bring money laundering charges against the Lugano-based private lender, which remains under investigation.

24 April 2023

Top Swiss prosecutor clears the decks during first year in charge

Prosecutors dropped more than 600 investigations in 2022 as Stefan Blättler took over the reins of Switzerland’s federal prosecution office.

21 April 2023

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