Swiss High State Attorney’s Office claims Czech MEP has been charged with fraud


The High State Attorney’s Office in Zurich says charges have been brought against Czech Communist Party MEP Miloslav Ransdorf and three Slovaks arrested in a Swiss bank on suspicion of attempted financial fraud last Friday. Although the Czech MEP has not received official notification of this, the spokeswoman for the office, Corinne Bouvard, said this was due to the differences in the Czech and Swiss legal system where the state attorney’s office launches criminal proceeding upon receiving a police file.