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December 12, 1998 | From Reuters
A Swiss court Friday cleared Russian businessman Sergei Mikhailov, accused of heading a major Moscow crime family, of charges that he belonged to a criminal organization, an official announcement said. The ruling came after an eight-day trial during which witnesses from Russia and the United States gave evidence for and against Mikhailov, 40, who had faced up to 7 1/2 years in jail if convicted.
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July 17, 1999 | MARY BETH SHERIDAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Raul Salinas de Gortari, the brother of a former president and a glaring symbol of corruption for many in this country, won a double victory Friday when a Mexican judge slashed in half his 50-year sentence on murder charges and a Swiss court overturned the seizure of a fortune he had stashed in Europe.
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February 6, 1990 | Reuters
The state may not seize profits from illegal drug trading if they are subsequently used to pay an unsuspecting third party as part of a legitimate business deal, the Swiss Supreme Court ruled Monday. The court ordered authorities to return $235,000 seized from a watch dealer in Biel in 1983.
BUSINESS
February 25, 1999 | Associated Press
Switzerland's highest court has ruled against U.S.-brewed "Bud" beer in a battle over trade names, according to a report today. St. Louis-based Anheuser-Busch Cos. took its case to the Federal Tribunal in late 1997 after a trade tribunal ruled that the U.S. beer should not be sold as "Bud" in Switzerland because of a risk of confusion with the name "Budweiser," claimed by state-owned Czech brewer Budejovicky Budvar.
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August 21, 1987 | Associated Press
Switzerland's highest court cleared the way Thursday for Swiss legal assistance in the U.S. investigation of the Iran- contra case, setting aside banking secrecy rules and ordering the transfer of records. The three-judge Supreme Court unanimously rejected a set of appeals filed against such assistance by three major figures in the case: retired U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Richard V. Secord and Iranian-born businessmen Albert A. Hakim and Manucher Ghorbanifar.
NEWS
July 17, 1999 | MARY BETH SHERIDAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Raul Salinas de Gortari, the brother of a former president and a glaring symbol of corruption for many in this country, won a double victory Friday when a Mexican judge slashed in half his 50-year sentence on murder charges and a Swiss court overturned the seizure of a fortune he had stashed in Europe.
BUSINESS
February 25, 1999 | Associated Press
Switzerland's highest court has ruled against U.S.-brewed "Bud" beer in a battle over trade names, according to a report today. St. Louis-based Anheuser-Busch Cos. took its case to the Federal Tribunal in late 1997 after a trade tribunal ruled that the U.S. beer should not be sold as "Bud" in Switzerland because of a risk of confusion with the name "Budweiser," claimed by state-owned Czech brewer Budejovicky Budvar.
NEWS
December 12, 1998 | From Reuters
A Swiss court Friday cleared Russian businessman Sergei Mikhailov, accused of heading a major Moscow crime family, of charges that he belonged to a criminal organization, an official announcement said. The ruling came after an eight-day trial during which witnesses from Russia and the United States gave evidence for and against Mikhailov, 40, who had faced up to 7 1/2 years in jail if convicted.
NEWS
February 6, 1990 | Reuters
The state may not seize profits from illegal drug trading if they are subsequently used to pay an unsuspecting third party as part of a legitimate business deal, the Swiss Supreme Court ruled Monday. The court ordered authorities to return $235,000 seized from a watch dealer in Biel in 1983.
NEWS
August 21, 1987 | Associated Press
Switzerland's highest court cleared the way Thursday for Swiss legal assistance in the U.S. investigation of the Iran- contra case, setting aside banking secrecy rules and ordering the transfer of records. The three-judge Supreme Court unanimously rejected a set of appeals filed against such assistance by three major figures in the case: retired U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Richard V. Secord and Iranian-born businessmen Albert A. Hakim and Manucher Ghorbanifar.
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