The Swiss Attorney General has opened an investigation, on the grounds of suspected economic espionage, into the whistleblower who brought to light the 1MDB corruption scandal.
Xavier Justo, a Swiss citizen who leaked data from his ex-employer PetroSaudi to show massive siphoning of cash from the 1MDB Malaysian sovereign fund, is now the subject of an investigation opened last November by the Office of the Attorney General (OAG).
The OAG confirmed the probe – as well as the September authorisation by then justice minister Simonetta Sommaruga to prosecute Justo – on Thursday, confirming reports in several Swiss newspapers.
The OAG declined to give further information on the case but said that it fell under article 273 of the Swiss Penal Code: suspicion of economic espionage.
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