Switzerland advancing in legal bid to return $40 million stolen from Tunisia, official says

August 24, 2015 2:31 PM

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BERN, Switzerland – A Swiss official says his country has made headway toward returning some $40 million that was stolen from the Tunisian state and has been sitting in Swiss banks since Tunisia's longtime regime collapsed in the Arab Spring uprising.

Valentin Zellweger, a legal adviser to the Swiss government, said Monday the federal prosecutor and highest court still have to take steps in the restitution case, but that the process has come a long way.

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