Category: Money Laundering and Reporting Office Switzerland (MROS)

Swiss attorney general’s office aims for “dynamic legal assistance”

“The extent of money laundering in Switzerland is well known, and there is a strong risk depending on the sectors,” Patrick Lamon of the Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland told an audience of his peers in Bern on November 8. The federal prosecutor was taking part in a seminar organised by the Swiss Association of Experts in Economic …

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Swiss Federal Police refuse to delete confidential report on Roman Abramovitch

Russian billionaire Roman Abramovitch has demanded that the Swiss Federal Police (Fedpol) delete the information which led to the withdrawal of his application for Swiss residency in 2017. The Federal Supreme Court has just dismissed his appeal relating to an aspect of the case. Abramovitch’s Swiss humiliation became public in 2018. Several newspaper titles in Tamedia group reported that the Swiss authorities had turned …

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Geneva probes ENI dealings around Congolese oil licences

The Public Prosecutor’s Office of Geneva has opened a money laundering investigation in relation to the activities of Italian group ENI in the Republic of Congo (Congo-Brazzaville). A recent judgement of the Federal Criminal Court of Switzerland reveals money belonging to a person under investigation in Italy has been seized in a Swiss bank. Prosecutors in Milan, who are investigating how the …

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Jean-Claude Bastos settlement sees Quantum return two billion to Angola

Quantum Global companies are required to return two billion dollars to the sovereign fund of Angola, the FSDEA, in return for the Angolan authorities dropping charges against its CEO, Swiss-Angolan businessman Jean-Claude Bastos. The figure is mentioned in a dismissal order issued by the Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland on June 27 and …

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