Swiss police called Roman Abramovich a potential ‘security threat’

September 26, 2018 | Brainwave Science

Swiss Police call Chelsea owner security threat


Switzerland’s police claimed that Roman Abramovich posed a ‘threat to public security and a reputational risk’. The police of the country recommended officials to reject Roman Abramovich’ application according to the suspicion of his involvement in money laundering or having contacts with criminal organizations. A Russian oligarch lost a 7-month legal battle against a newspaper publisher to prevent the publication of information on the reasons for his failure to secure Swiss residency.

Chelsea’s owner Roman Abramovich had planned to move to the country in February 2016. He applied for residency but had run into trouble with Swiss media outlet Tamedia regarding personal information. After a detailed review of his application police raised a number of concerns connected also with ‘the applicant’s assets are at least partially of illegal origin’. In February, Russian oligarch lost in court the case that could secure an injunction banning any mention in the media of suspicions. Following that Swiss newspaper Tamedia published this story with details of his possible illegal actions and connections.

Roman Abramovich has never been indicted in Switzerland or elsewhere and now he denies any wrongdoing.



It’s not a secret that Switzerland and its secretive banks were almost a byword for money laundering for decades. Only in the recent times there has been a big effort to tighten up the laws on financial crime, and to punish offenders. The main goal of it is to get rid of the dodgy money image and replace it with one of upstanding trustworthiness. Roman Abramovich’ case has become firs loud case after those changes.

The case is complicated because the allegations against Roman Abramovich are not based on any court rulings. Besides, the oligarch has never been indicted in Switzerland. Abramovich is entitled to be presumed innocent unless his guilt will be proven in the court. Besides, today allegations are based on police information which cannot be easily verified. So how officials can resolve this difficult task with such serious allegations?


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