Guinea: Steinmetz Trial: The Largest Corruption Case in the Mining Sector Goes to Court in Geneva

Today, a historic trial is starting in Calvin’s city. Israeli billionaire Beny Steinmetz faces charges of “corruption of foreign public officials” and “document forgery” with two business partners. He is alleged to have arranged the transfer of at least USD 8.5 million from 2006 to 2012 to get his hands on the Simandou iron-ore deposit in the Republic of Guinea. Switzerland must take preventive action so that it will no longer be complicit in predatory practices that deprive the populations of…

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