Swiss authorities have handed over the first round of bank documents seized in their FIFA corruption investigation to U.S. prosecutors on Wednesday. The Federal Office of Justice in Switzerland says the documents relate to “bank accounts allegedly used for bribes connected with the grant of marketing rights to soccer tournaments in Latin America and the USA.”
Swiss prosecutors have uncovered over 300 accounts at more than 30 Swiss banks that they suspect are linked to the massive corruption and money-laundering scandal at Brazil's state-run oil company Petrobras.
Under the excuse of a labour conflict there’s a clear intention to put pressure on the newspaper, said Daniel Santoro national news editor of Argentina’s main daily Clarin, which was impeded from circulating Sunday by 12 hour-pickets that respond to the head of Argentina’s organized labour, Hugo Moyano.
Swiss Ambassador in Argentina Johannes Mattyasy said that “there was no complot, pressure or anything of the sort” in the request of information on CGT Labour Confederation leader Hugo Moyano in connection to a case of money laundering.
Argentina’s organized labour leader Hugo Moyano called on Wednesday for additional workers' presence in the ballots for the coming October election. “It’s not possible that us workers, who created Peronism, are excluded from the ballots” he said.
The head of Argentina’s powerful CGT Labour Confederation Hugo Moyano suspended the national strike and demonstration that was going to be held on Monday, but warned the government that their aim is to take the workers to “power.”
The office of the Swiss Attorney General Friday confirmed Friday it has asked Argentine authorities for legal assistance amid an ongoing investigation into alleged money laundering.
Argentina’s powerful truck drivers’ union called for a strike to be held on Monday to show their support to the head of the CGT Labour confederation, Hugo Moyano and his family that are being investigated in Switzerland for alleged money laundering.