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Switzerland names special prosecutor to investigate attorney general

Switzerland names special prosecutor to investigate attorney general

03 July 2020

The Swiss OAG’s disciplinary committee has appointed Stefan Keller as a special prosecutor to investigate Attorney General Michael Lauber over his alleged mishandling of the Fifa bribery probe.

Switzerland greenlights impeachment proceedings against attorney general

Switzerland greenlights impeachment proceedings against attorney general

20 May 2020

Switzerland has officially opened impeachment proceedings against Attorney General Michael Lauber over allegations of gross dereliction of duty linked to his handling of the Fifa bribery scandal.

Lacklustre early cooperation fuelled US tax evasion penalty to Israeli bank

Lacklustre early cooperation fuelled US tax evasion penalty to Israeli bank

01 May 2020

The DOJ said in the $874 million settlement that the bank's cooperation improved dramatically when it hired new external lawyers in 2017.

Expiry of Fifa trial yet another setback for OAG

Expiry of Fifa trial yet another setback for OAG

30 April 2020

Swiss lawyers say that the recent collapse of a fraud trial against four former football executives will have further damaged the credibility of the country’s federal prosecutors.

DFS appoints former IRS criminal investigation chief as GC

DFS appoints former IRS criminal investigation chief as GC

28 April 2020

Richard Weber has joined the New York State Department of Financial Services as general counsel after just over a year at Swiss bank UBS.

Swiss AG faces calls to resign after collapse of Fifa trial

Swiss AG faces calls to resign after collapse of Fifa trial

27 April 2020

The Swiss OAG has been criticised for taking too long to bring charges against four former football executives.

Swiss court blocks Lauber’s challenge to Fifa probe recusal

Swiss court blocks Lauber’s challenge to Fifa probe recusal

09 April 2020

Switzerland’s highest court has upheld a ruling that prevents Attorney General Michael Lauber from leading an investigation into bribery and corruption at world football body Fifa.

Swiss AG lied in Fifa probe, disciplinary body finds

Swiss AG lied in Fifa probe, disciplinary body finds

04 March 2020

A disciplinary committee has fined Swiss attorney general Michael Lauber 8% of his yearly salary for acting dishonestly in a probe linked to Switzerland’s Fifa bribery investigation.

Julius Baer punished over anti-money laundering procedures

Julius Baer punished over anti-money laundering procedures

20 February 2020

Switzerland’s financial markets authority has penalised Swiss bank Julius Baer over anti-money laundering failings linked to corruption scandals at FIFA and PDVSA.

Switzerland charges ex-Fifa secretary general with bribery

Switzerland charges ex-Fifa secretary general with bribery

20 February 2020

Swiss prosecutors have charged Fifa’s former secretary general with bribery offences over the awarding of media rights to football tournaments.

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