Justice: The former administrator of Hope Funds will have to appear before the judges again

Justice: The former administrator of Hope Funds will have to appear before the judges again
Justice: The former administrator of Hope Funds will have to appear before the judges again

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The Public Prosecutor’s Office has decided to appeal against the acquittal, on June 3, of this British national by the Economic Criminal Court in the case of the bankruptcy, in 2014, of the pension fund of the former ACSMS.

The Economic Criminal Court acquitted the former administrator on June 3. © Charly Rappo

The Economic Criminal Court acquitted the former administrator on June 3. © Charly Rappo

Published on 06/18/2024

The former administrator of Hope Funds, an investment fund based in the British Virgin Islands whose hazardous investments were at the origin of the bankruptcy, at the end of 2014, of the pension fund of the former Association of Communes of Sarine for medical-social services (ACSMS), is not yet out of the woods. This sixty-year-old from the United Kingdom, acquitted on June 3 by the Economic Criminal Court (TPE), will have to appear before the Friborg Cantonal Court for a new trial.

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Deputy Attorney General Alessia Chocomeli-Lisibach, who had requested three years in prison including one year closed, has in fact decided to appeal against the first instance judgment, we learned Freedom.

According to the magistrate, the former administrator had failed in her duty of care by “slavishly carrying out” the instructions of the director of Hope Funds, a Friborg wealth manager whose sentence to seven years in prison is still the subject of an appeal. pending before the Federal Court. The TPE had on the contrary estimated that the British woman was one of the victims of this man, who had deceived and manipulated her.

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