During an internal review by the legal department, the suspicion arose: Chairman of the Board of Directors António Horta- Osório could have disregarded the quarantine rules even before his last violation.

António Horta-Osório violated quarantine rules in December. Another violation is now being investigated.

 Second Corona violation? CS President is said to have traveled to the Wimbledon final

Horta-Osório was only elected as the new Board President in April.

That's what it's all about

  • António Horta-Osório threatens new trouble.

  • The Chairman of the Board of Directors is said to have violated Corona rules.

  • The incident is being investigated.

  • It would be the Portuguese's second violation.

Credit Suisse has launched an investigation against its chairman António Horta-Osório because he apparently coronavirus during a trip last July Bypassed rules. This is what the Zurich finance portal “finews” reports. The board president of CS is said to have traveled to London for the Wimbledon final – but instead of adhering to a ten-day quarantine, Horta-Osório disregarded the British Covid rules.

The alleged quarantine violation came to light during internal reviews by the CS legal department. The investigation is under the supervision of the chief lawyer Romeo Cerutti, as «finews» continues to write.

The British authorities do not want to comment on the case, as the «Blick» writes. However, passengers are generally responsible for complying with all travel regulations. Those who do not adhere to them face a fine or imprisonment.

London trip would be the second violation by the CS President

If the new suspicion is confirmed, the trip to the Wimbledon game would be the second case of a quarantine violation by António Horta-Osório. In November, the Portuguese violated the current quarantine regulations when he flew back to Zurich from London on a private jet – at a time when Switzerland had already put Great Britain on a list of countries from which travelers have to be in quarantine for ten days.

After he drove home to Wollerau, he instructed Felix Gutzwiller, the former CS advisory board and former health politician of the FDP, to inquire about relief or even an exemption from the quarantine obligation. But the request was rejected both at the cantonal and federal level. Nevertheless, Horta-Osório got on a plane three days later and flew to the Iberian Peninsula, then flew on to New York.

Apologies from Horta-Osório and the CS

Days later, Horta-Osório reported himself for a possible violation according to the Epidemic Act Article 83 and commented on the incident: “It is important to me to comply with the Swiss quarantine regulations, and I have this from my arrival in Switzerland on November 28, 2021 to also done carefully on departure. All the meetings that I held in Switzerland were held virtually, as was my public speech that I gave in Zurich last week. ” He had “unintentionally violated the Swiss quarantine regulations” by leaving the country prematurely on December 1. «I sincerely regret this mistake. I apologize and will make sure that this doesn't happen again, ”he continued.

The CS also commented at the time: “Credit Suisse regrets that the quarantine regulations have been violated in connection with the travel activities of its president. Compliance with the applicable laws and guidelines is a top priority for Credit Suisse and for the President himself, »says the bank.

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By Teresa Tapmleton

Teresa Tampleton has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Nizh TEkegram, Teresa Tampleton worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teresa@ntelegram.com 1-800-268-7341

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