Police demand more traffic law lenience

Police demand more traffic law lenience

March 26, 2019, 10:05 a.m.
Police unions in French speaking Switzerland are demanding a change in the traffic laws to give more protection to &l...
Geneva police charged with car chase speeding fine

Geneva police charged with car chase speeding fine

Jan. 30, 2019, 9:30 a.m.
The Federal Court has upheld a speeding fine against a Geneva police officer while on a car chase.
Pakistani politician praises Swiss driving fines on Facebook

Pakistani politician praises Swiss driving fines on Facebook

Jan. 17, 2019, 9:06 a.m.
A Pakistani politician visiting Switzerland has posted praise on his Facebook page after getting speeding fines from ...
Driver fined for uncleared windscreen

Driver fined for uncleared windscreen

Jan. 9, 2019, 6:07 a.m.
If you’ve been scraping ice and snow off your windscreen this morning, make sure you do a good job otherwise yo...
Jihadist propaganda fine increases for man appealing

Jihadist propaganda fine increases for man appealing

Nov. 8, 2018, 9:09 a.m.
A man who was appealing his fine for spreading jihadist propaganda ended up with a bigger fine.
One-day prison sentence for Thurgau bar owner

One-day prison sentence for Thurgau bar owner

Oct. 30, 2018, 9:03 a.m.
A bar owner in canton Thurgau says she will go to prison for a day and not pay a CHF 100 fine for noise.
Distracted soldier shoots himself in the foot

Distracted soldier shoots himself in the foot

Oct. 24, 2018, 9:19 a.m.
A soldier has been fined for shooting himself in the foot – literally.
Prosecutors take roadworks speeding offence to Federal Court

Prosecutors take roadworks speeding offence to Federal Court

Oct. 3, 2018, 7:26 a.m.
The Geneva prosecutor’s office has made sure a speeding driver will feel the full force of the law by appealing...
Autoroute cyclist in Gübrist tunnel

Autoroute cyclist in Gübrist tunnel

Sept. 24, 2018, 7:05 a.m.
Drivers passing through the Gübrist tunnel were bemused to see a cyclist riding on the side of the road.
Police officer fined for reselling licence plates

Police officer fined for reselling licence plates

Sept. 19, 2018, 5:58 a.m.
A Winterthur city police officer has been fined and could lose his job after he used the police computer to seek out ...
Geneva driver shocked at green traffic light fine

Geneva driver shocked at green traffic light fine

Aug. 22, 2018, 8 a.m.
A driver in Geneva says he’s shocked to get a CHF 250 fine for ignoring a traffic light. It's not that he c...
Former KPMG auditor fined for insider trading

Former KPMG auditor fined for insider trading

Aug. 10, 2018, 9:47 a.m.
The former KPMG auditor Daniel Senn has been handed two fines by the Swiss Federal Criminal Court for buying shares u...
Students use crowd funding site to pay for clitoris drawing fine

Students use crowd funding site to pay for clitoris drawing fine

June 20, 2018, 6:13 a.m.
Two students who were fined CHF 100 each by Geneva municipal police for drawing a diagram of a clitoris on the paveme...
Woman fined after dog causes bike crash in Fribourg

Woman fined after dog causes bike crash in Fribourg

June 6, 2018, 6:07 a.m.
A 40 year old woman in Fribourg has been fined several thousand francs for not keeping her dog under control after th...
Pensioner chooses prison over fine

Pensioner chooses prison over fine

April 13, 2018, 6:37 a.m.
A 75 year old pensioner in canton Thurgau decided to go to prison for week and not pay a CHF 700 traffic fine –...
Bertarelli faces massive speeding fine

Bertarelli faces massive speeding fine

Jan. 16, 2018, 5:50 a.m.
Swiss pharmaceutical billionaire, Ernesto Bertarelli, is facing a speeding fine of CHF 310,000.
Credit Suisse pays US fine to end forex investigation

Credit Suisse pays US fine to end forex investigation

Nov. 15, 2017, 7:18 a.m.
Credit Suisse has agreed to pay USD125m as a fine to US authorities following an investigation into how the bank set ...
Couple ordered to pay back social security payments

Couple ordered to pay back social security payments

Nov. 1, 2017, 9:40 a.m.
A couple in Zurich have been ordered to pay back CHF 330,000 in social assistance they’ve been given.
New offences unveiled in Lausanne

New offences unveiled in Lausanne

Oct. 23, 2017, 1:22 p.m.
The city of Lausanne is clamping down on unsocial behaviour with a series of new finable offences. From next month an...
Basel traffic lights most ignored in the country?

Basel traffic lights most ignored in the country?

May 10, 2017, 7:42 a.m.
Are a set of traffic lights in Basel the most ignored in the country? For three hours police monitored traffic headin...
Swiss YouTube motorist fined

Swiss YouTube motorist fined

March 22, 2017, 6:03 a.m.
The hapless Swiss motorist who found fame on YouTube for chasing his car on an autoroute after it took off by itself ...
Motorist fights fine for running engine

Motorist fights fine for running engine

Dec. 16, 2016, 10:08 a.m.
A Fribourg motorist is disputing a fine given to him by police for running his engine unnecessarily. The man says he ...
Woman faces jail over CHF 75 fine

Woman faces jail over CHF 75 fine

Dec. 14, 2016, 10:27 a.m.
A 37 year old woman in Vaud faces 6 days in jail – over an unpaid CHF 75 fine.
Credit Suisse to pay $90m US fine

Credit Suisse to pay $90m US fine

Oct. 6, 2016, 8:30 a.m.
The Swiss bank Credit Suisse has agreed to pay a $90 million settlement to the US Securities and Exchange Commission ...
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