Thursday, March 16, 2017

Swiss Army sentenced four senior soldiers for improperly accepting compensation

February 2017. A SwissArmy tribunal tried three senior officers and a warrant officer accused of breach of trust, false entry on documents, receiving and improper disposal of government material and property, accepting compensation, consideration or financial advantage by supplying government property during period 2008 to 2013. In particular, Lieutenant-Colonel H was convicted of illegally authorizing access to the military firing range to members of a local Rifle Association for which he was the vice-president. These members paid for access to the firing range, the loan of weapons and the use of ammunition. The monies collected was distributed amongst the four convicted soldiers who were sentenced appropriately

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