You RUB the eye if the has been happening around the office of the attorney General and its chief, Michael Lauber,. For weeks, a third secret meeting of the Federal Prosecutor with Fifa chief Gianni Infantino in the headlines is – one, he can't remember. The Supervisory authority of the Federal Prosecutor's office has initiated, therefore, a disciplinary procedure. Yesterday had to explain Lauber and the chief of the regulatory authorities, the audit Commission.
At a press conference on Friday had pale Lauber, it is absurd that you can turn to him because of such meetings a knit.
He spoke of an "institutional crisis", which will be summoned with unfounded allegations against him up. The independence of the office of the attorney General will not question, because you trust him. He calls from the hawks, so to speak, more loyalty.
but the fact is, he is causing even the much larger crisis. He calls into question the credibility of the supervision. This is not a fire hazard.
There is a need for an independent oversight
Since the reorganization of the office of the attorney General in 2011, the top criminal investigator has a great degree of independence and, therefore, also very much. No other government Agency can intervene drastic in the lives of citizens. You can put people over a longer period of time in custody, their money seizures, accusing them of serious offences. The Federal Prosecutor works closely with the news service, and the money laundering reporting office. This is concentrated Power.
Independent and very active supervision authorities it needs anywhere. But with security here.
The Federal Prosecutor has been known with non-logged Meeting with the Fifa, but also in other complex methods, like the weekend, regularly against the Swiss code of criminal procedure violated. It is true that the authority to address under the new leadership of Hanspeter Uster intensively with this issue and its consequences.
Earlier, Usters predecessor, the supervisors that such a Meeting in writing and in the records of the duly noted had asked for. The presumed systematic rights violations they have seen generous.
Also, the latest press reports about blocked money of a friend of the Federal Prosecutor to show that there is reason, very closely look. Even more serious is that the Supervisory authority and its Director are currently being discredited. And, of all things, of Lauber, which is to be controlled, as well as, apparently, from the former head of supervision.
last Chance for Lauber
Lauber has attacked at the press conference on Friday his overseer frontal and previously, against the authority even of a Supervisory input in the case of the business audit Commission filed. And the former head of the supervision, a Federal judge Niklaus Oberholzer, politicians of the sub-Commission courts in the case of a hearing, clearly understood so that he was content with the approach of his successor does not agree.
So that great damage is done, because it weakens the regulatory authority, for the confidence of the citizens in the justice Central.
This authority is not intended to show the Controlled of loyalty, but with a healthy dose of suspicion check, look closely and then reports. Very unexcited. That Lauber constructed therefrom an affair of the state, is incomprehensible.
He should now be silent, until the results of the disciplinary investigation against him. Then he can defend himself with all means, even in Public.
in any case, the investigation of the secret but there is no imposition, but for Lauber a Chance. Because as long as everything is clean, cleared, will grow to mistrust. Hanspeter Uster is not as hot-headed known. It will make for a factual investigation and classification of transactions. If for Federal Prosecutor Michael Lauber nothing Serious comes out, his chances for re-election much better than it is today.
Created: 13.05.2019, 20:40 PM