Gulnara Karimova, the imprisoned daughter of Uzbekistan’s former president, has been indicted in Switzerland in a vast case of corruption, fraud and organised crime, prosecutors said. The office of the attorney general of Switzerland (OAG) announced in a statement that after a lengthy criminal investigation, it had filed an indictment against Karimova along with an Uzbek telecoms executive. “The two accused are in particular alleged to have participated in a criminal organisation that operated in various countries, including Switzerland,” the statement said. The charges covered the period from 2005 to 2013 and revolved around “participation in a criminal organisation”, “money laundering”, “acceptance of bribes as foreign public officials” and “forgery of documents”. This suspect, whose name was not given, was accused of being a “key member” of the criminal organisation.
Source: The Guardian September 29, 2023 22:12 UTC