The beleaguered Geneva FDP-Council of state, Pierre Maudet has been exonerated in an alleged spying affair. The Geneva public Prosecutor's office introduced an investigation, as announced on Monday.
The investigation was opened after a Geneva newspaper had reported in March 2018 of rumors, according to Maudet Luggage carrier was at the Geneva airport without a permit by Federal authorities to listen. About these alleged "wild" phone taps had a position statement of the Geneva cantonal Parliament, Jean Batou of the left outer party "Ensemble à gauche", in a urgent request to the Geneva cantonal government concerned.
found The Geneva public Prosecutor's office announced on Monday that it has closed its investigation in December 2018. They have found no credible published evidence that the rumours something is True, writes the Prosecutor's office.
Both the Federal intelligence service and the office of the attorney General and the Federal police have made to the Geneva public Prosecutor's office deny that such a Wiretap has taken place. The Federal authorities denied also any surgical procedure Maudet.
Would Maudet arranged unauthorized phone taps, would this have been criminal consequences. The Monitoring of the telephone or postal traffic with the new intelligence service act, since 1. September 2017 is in force, have expanded.
you may, however, be arranged only through the office of the attorney General or the Federal intelligence service. In addition, the measure must be approved by the Federal administrative court.
Created: 07.01.2019, 15:04 PM