The former finance director of a Geneva-based peace organisation is accused of siphoning SFr3.8 million ($3.7 million) since 2004.
As reported in Saturday’s French-language Tribune de Genève and Le Temps newspapers, the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (HD Centre) has lodged a criminal complaint against the man.
He is charged with diverting funds through various means, including forged documents. He was caught in the act in mid-June, at which point the HD Centre fired him and lodged an external enquiry.
The ex-finance director’s lawyer maintains that his client only stole SFr1.3 million, and not SFr3.8 million.
The HD Centre’s annual budget is SFr18 million, but it says that its peace-making activities will not be disturbed on account of the missing funds.
It is currently working to resolve 15 conflicts worldwide.
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