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GPK does not provide Lauber re-election in question

The business audit commissions of the National Council and Council of States (GPK) give no recommendation for re-election from a Federal Prosecutor Michel Lauber. You will want to examine the relationship between the Federal Prosecutor and Supervisory authority.

The Supervisory authority of the office of the attorney General (AB-BA) Hanspeter Uster, was launched on Friday, a disciplinary investigation against Lauber. On the same day it was announced that this had submitted to the GPK, a Supervisory input against the AB-BA. In front of the media, he described the disciplinary investigation as "interference in the independence of the office of the attorney General".

The GPK did not intervene in a pending disciplinary procedures, write to you in a notice dated Tuesday. The AB-BA must be able to perceive their supervision, regardless. The Supervisory input of the Federal Prosecutor want to deal with the GPK. In addition, they have decided to clarify the different understanding of the supervision and conduct an inspection.

the stability and credibility of law enforcement should be strengthened at the Federal level, it is said in the message. The relationship of trust between the AB-BA and the Federal Prosecutor was considerably disturbed.


Under pressure to Meet Lauber due to informal with Fifa chief Gianni Infantino. Such Meetings are not prohibited, but you would have logged in the files documented. In the room is the suspicion of violation of official Secrecy, because uninvolved third parties took part.

To the Supervisory authority Lauber had only two Meetings in the year 2016. Later, he admitted that there had been in 2017, a third Meeting. He claimed to remember this. According to the GPK, there is currently "no evidence that the Federal Prosecutor would not have, in this respect, say the truth".

The non-logged Meeting could lead to delays in the process. According to the GPK various recusal were desire against the Federal Prosecutor and the proceedings leading prosecutors before the Federal criminal court in Bellinzona. It will show up, what would be the impact of this desire for the duration of the procedure and the period of limitation, it is said in the message. (red/sda)

Created: 14.05.2019, 15:59 PM

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