Alain Berset confidante taken into custody

According to media reports, Marti has also opened criminal proceedings against Peter Lauener in this context for violation of official secrecy.

The accusation is surprising in that Berset’s Interior Department was not directly involved in the crypto affair.

Lauener was Berset’s shadow until recently. As head of communications, he hardly ever left the side of the SP Federal Council – until his abrupt departure at the beginning of June.

A communiqué stated that “the former journalist and communications specialist” wanted to “reorient himself professionally”.

And: “Federal Councillor Alain Berset thanks Peter Lauener for his great commitment and close cooperation; and he wishes him every success for his future career.”

Evidence of Lauener’s misconduct has not yet emerged in public, let alone evidence. The presumption of innocence applies.

The espionage scandal surrounding a Zug encryption company led to investigations into violations of official secrecy.

Alain Berset’s former media chief and close confidant has apparently been in custody for several days.

The former media chief of Federal Councillor Alain Berset, Peter Lauener, is said to have been arrested on suspicion of violation of official secrecy.