The SPD once called for corporate criminal law to punish criminal business practices. Now it provides the minister of justice. But he is hesitant.
HSBC aided and abetted tax evasion and money laundering, but cannot be punished for it. Picture: ap
Just one example: the Swiss scandal bank HSBC has systematically aided and abetted tax evasion and money laundering. But it cannot be punished for it, at most fined. Now the Association of German Criminal Investigators is demanding that such institutions must be able to be dissolved. In doing so, it is tying in with the debate on corporate criminal law, which is making little headway in Germany.