Steinmetz trial: Swiss verdict for tycoon in Guinea mine corruption trial

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The prosecution also alleges that Mr Steinmetz, 64, and two co-defendants, committed forgery by creating shell structures to hide the bribes. The trial is taking place in Switzerland because Mr Steinmetz lived in Geneva until 2016, and ran businesses there. Some of the alleged bribes, the prosecution says, were paid through Swiss banks.

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