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As focus in Vatican trial shifts to ex-watchdog, is it legal or personal?

April 05, 2022

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CWN Editor's Note: René Brülhart, president of the Vatican’s Financial Information Authority from 2014 to 2019, faces charges of abuse of office and negligent supervision.

“Perhaps the roots of the charges against Brülhart are to be found in personal animus rather than legal logic,” writes John Allen of Crux.

“It’s well known that the chief prosecutor in the Vatican trial, veteran Italian lawyer Gian Piero Milano, has not exactly smiled upon Brülhart ever since evaluators for MONEYVAL, the Council of Europe’s anti-money laundering watchdog group, praised [Brülhart’s agency’s] reporting of suspicious transactions but slammed the [Vatican prosecutor] for failing to follow up by launching prosecutions and bringing cases to trial.”

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