Swiss Crypto Affair: Proceedings Against Ex-Special Investigator Peter Marti Ended!

Peter Marti can breathe a sigh of relief: The criminal proceedings against him, for example, for abuse of office, have been dropped. The former Swiss special investigator of the federal government evidently does not have to fear any charges. Criminal proceedings against him have been dropped. The decision still needs to be legally binding.

In the criminal proceedings conducted against special investigator Peter Marti, the investigation has shown that there was no criminal conduct by Marti, Stephan Zimmerli said. The federal government entrusted him with the case as an extraordinary public prosecutor.

The allegations, such as breach of official secrecy, breach of seal, favoritism, and criminal acts against the secret and private sphere, could not be substantiated, Zimmerli wrote. According to Zimmerli, the suspension order can be appealed to the Federal Criminal Court until the end of June.

Marti has not been a special investigator in the Peter Lauener case for about a month. He had previously asked the supervisory authority over the Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland (AB-BA) to release him from the investigation into an alleged breach of official secrets by the former head of information at the Federal Department of Home Affairs (FDHA).

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