Swiss procurator’s office: Pavel Borodin only to be asked a couple of questions

A sensational news was published today in the Swiss newspaper Tribune de Geneve. The paper carries an interview with Bernard Bertossa, Geneva’s procurator general. According to Mr. Bertossa, Pavel Borodin, currently held in custody in New York, faces no court proceedings in Switzerland in case he is extradited from US. In Mr. Bertossa’s words, investigators are only to ask Mr. Borodin a couple of questions. If so, what’s all that fuss about? At the same time, Mr. Bertossa declines the arguments of Mr. Borodin’s lawyer (the latter argues that Mr. Borodin may not be formally accused of money laundering since no wrong doing on the part of Mr. Borodin has been established in Russia.) From the procurator general’s point of view, the “findings and conclusions made by the Russian authorities are not binding for the Switzerland’s justice.”