He helped expose one of the biggest scams in history. Now he’s being prosecuted.

When I asked the State’s Attorneys in Zurich and Hamburg about the proceedings, they insisted that they were powerless, bound by the law to investigate any accusation in a criminal case. While Weberling concurs that prosecutors must investigate any allegations of criminal misconduct, regardless of whether they were levied by foreign prosecutors, private individuals, or corporations, he also pointed out that the scope and urgency of their investigation was at their own discretion.

In: Columbia Journalism Review