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Swiss People’s Party MP Christoph Blocher will indeed appeal to the Federal Supreme Court, in a criminal case against him for alleged violation of banking secrecy.
Blocher’s lawyer Walter Hagger said the appeal was meant to disqualify evidence collected during a search of Blocher’s home.
It stems from Blocher’s complaint that prosecutors have shown bias.
First, when Zurich District Attorney Andreas Brunner told public television there was relevant evidence collected during the search.
Then, an associate prosecutor discussed Blocher’s case in a pub.
A judge threw out the complaint when that prosecutor voluntarily recused himself.
Blocher is being investigated for receiving stolen bank data showing currency trades from accounts owned by then Swiss National Bank chief Philipp Hildebrand.