Category: Office of the Attorney General of Geneva

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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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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Geneva trading company Bunge SA settles a 2.5 million internal fraud case

A former employee of Bunge SA trading company and two accomplices managed to siphon off 2.5 million francs of company money in a sophisticated fraud before being caught. The three men have since reached an agreement with Bunge to return the money, while the Public Prosecutor’s Office of Geneva opted for a suspended fine. The affair has ended rather …

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