Category: Federal Office of Justice (FOJ)

Angolan funds: the Office of the Attorney General of Geneva blocks $900 million

The Office of the Attorney General of Geneva has indicted an influential businessman close to Angolan political circles, Carlos Manuel de São Vicente, for money laundering. Nearly $900 million are frozen since December 2018 in a bank account belonging to this economist by training, the head of an insurance empire in Angola, the AAA group. …

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Lava Jato, PDVSA: The latest decisions of the Swiss courts

The Odebrecht case and its ramifications around the world are reaching the Swiss justice system. The Federal Criminal Court and the Federal Supreme Court have recently taken several decisions on mutual assistance which we summarise here. Doleiro Roberto Douer’s funds remain blocked in Switzerland In August 2018, Brazil had transmitted to Switzerland a request for assistance concerning …

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PDVSA: US investigates embezzlement of 4.5 billion dollars via Switzerland

In March 2018, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) sent a request for legal assistance to Switzerland in connection with the PDVSA scandal. Stemming from that request, the Federal Supreme Court has revealed that the American investigation covers the misappropriation of more than 4.5 billion dollars “mainly through accounts opened in Switzerland”. In a decision made public on May 27, …

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