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Political pressure on the Federal attorney Lauber increases

Due to the informal meetings of the Federal advocacy with Fifa representatives Michael Lauber a further side under pressure. Several parliamentarians to scrutinize his re-election.

most of the members of the court Commission, which prepared the choice, currently, is asked Sibel Arslan. The green Basel of the national Council says: "The credibility of the rule of law and confidence in the justice are very important. In order to safeguard these interests, it would perhaps be better if a Federal Prosecutor Lauber would think, not for a new term of office."

"Problem" for a "good attorney"

Until Recently, sought a third term in office of the 53 seemed to-Year-olds are largely undisputed. Now Lauber is but due to informal Meetings in a number of cases in the criticism, in particular because of an alleged third meeting with the Fifa President Gianni Infantino , no one will remember or want to.

Lauber had declared to journalists, as well as the Supervisory authority over the office of the attorney General (- BA), it only came to two Meetings of the tips of his authority with the leadership of the world football Association. But there are clear indications that there was a more informal and non-recorded meeting. The Supervisory authority examines, therefore, the initiation of disciplinary proceedings.

parliamentarians from several parties are calling for consequences, if it turns out that Lauber didn't tell the truth. National councillor Christa mark Walder (FDP, Bern) CH Media: "A Federal Prosecutor who conceals the truth or the lie, is not sustainable." National councillor Lorenz Hess (BDP, Berne), also a member of the judiciary Committee, stressed that he does not think that Lauber for a "good attorney". If Lauber beat but a Meeting with Infantino and no convincing explanation, he "necessarily". "Then you have to check whether it is still portable, because if the Federal Prosecutor has deliberately told the truth, this is a real Problem," says Hess.

Hot Phase of re-election

everything is Running normally, the election of the Federal Prosecutor and his Deputy in the upcoming summer session, on the agenda of the United Federal Assembly. The judicial Commission wants to be in a meeting on may 15. May decide whether to propose Lauber for re-election. Until then, the AB should complete the BA, your preliminary investigation and have decided whether you opened a disciplinary procedure or not.

in Addition, the court Commission expects, according to its President, Jean-Paul Gschwind CVP (and Jura), a report by the audit Commission. This report will answer the question of whether Lauber was eligible for re-election or not, says Gschwind. (Editorial Tamedia)

Created: 18.04.2019, 17:38 PM

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