The information of many suspects, including those who have accounts at Swiss bank Credit Suisse, who are associated with criminal organizations and who violate human rights, were leaked to the press in February 2022 and published by 48 media companies from around the world.
The leak involved more than 18,000 accounts worth more than $100 billion in total, including business people subject to sanctions.
The identity of the person or organization responsible for the leak regarding the accounts held from the 1940s to the 2010s was unknown.
According to Swiss media, federal prosecutors have launched a criminal case for violating banking secrets and damaging Credit Suisse after a formal complaint was received.
While “economic intelligence” crime is considered a “political crime” in Switzerland, the prosecution of political crimes in the country also requires authorization.