May 19, 2013
Swiss prosecutors say Moyano not involved in money laundering probe; Oyarbide requests further information
Federal Judge Norberto Oyarbide officially responded to the information request issued by Swiss prosecutors who had previously demanded for data related to CGT leader Hugo Moyano, by asking for detailed information on the above-mentioned request.Meanwhile, Ambassador Johanees Matyassi informed the Argentine government that the investigation that was initiated over alleged money laundering is not tied to Moyano and his organization. BuenosAiresHerald.com received the same reply from Switzerland’s Attorney General’s office, which is included below.
Earlier, Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman clarified Switzerland’s statements, saying that “There is no investigation involving Hugo Moyano and Pablo Moyano.”
In this context, the Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland (OAG) began a criminal investigation relating to offences of money laundering (Art. 305bis Swiss Criminal Code) on 24 January 2011 based on a report from the Money Laundering Reporting Office Switzerland (MROS). The investigation relates to persons unknown, and accordingly, the Argentine Union Leader and his son are not under investigation in Switzerland!
The investigation aims to identify the persons potentially responsible for the alleged acts, to establish the decisive evidence and to take the interim measures required.
In the course of the investigation, the OAG has requested assistance from the Argentine authorities by submitting to them a request for Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters (MLAT), of which you are aware.
As the investigations are not yet complete, we are currently unable to provide you with more detailed information on the ongoing proceedings.