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The constitutional punishment against the chief prosecutor for economic crimes at the federal prosecutor's office was abolished. Corresponding investigations would refute the initial suspicion, the federal government's special prosecutor said on Friday.

Despite termination of the procedure, the Thormann Federal Prosecutor's Office, as reported by CH Media. "Federal prosecutors Michael Lauber and Olivier Thormann have agreed to terminate their employment relationship. This step will follow a bilateral debate and an in-depth assessment of the situation", writes in an e-mail.

A week ago it was announced that the office was suspended by Olivier Thormann, Chief Prosecutor and Head of the Department of Economic Crime at the Federal Prosecutor's Office.

Following the Thormann investigation, an investigation was launched after a federal lawyer received information at the end of September, which may be criminal-relevant. The accusations were linked to the investigation of the Fifa World Football Federation.

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The former prosecutor in Zurich, Ulrich Weder, was in charge of investigations and investigations as an extraordinary prosecutor. It is now informed that the initial suspicion in the investigation has been canceled. Consequently, the criminal proceedings against Olivier Thormann will be completely abandoned, as the communication states.

The investigation was different: official violation of secrecy, affection, acceptance of benefits and suspicion that Thormann could bribe, as it does not even write.

Since he was responsible only for the criminal aspect of this investigation, he did not express his concern about whether Thormann will work in the future in his old function, as Ulrich Weder said at the request of Keystone-SDA.

Thormann was the head of the federal prosecutor's office as the leader of economic crime and was responsible for large Swiss criminal proceedings in international relations. These include corruption cases involving the 1MDB Malaysian State Property Fund, the Petrobras Brazilian Energy Group and investigations into the Fifa World Governing Body.

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