Swiss Open Venezuela Graft Probes

Finews, 8. September 2020 – Switzerland’s prosecutor is pursuing criminal probes in a massive graft at Venezuelan oil company PDVSA. It had quietly mothballed an initial investigation earlier this year. Transparency International welcomed the Swiss probe. The anti-corruption campaigner had criticized Switzerland’s mothballing of the initial investigation, saying «it raised the question of whether the Swiss attorney general exhausted all avenues before halting the criminal investigation,» Swiss TI head Martin Hilti told