Vatican: top anti-money laundering official leaves post

The Vatican's top financial investigator charged with investigating money laundering and other such crimes has left his post after the…

The Vatican’s top financial investigator charged with investigating money laundering and other such crimes has left his post after the non-renewal of his contract, the Holy See said on Monday.

Rene Bruelhart, a Swiss lawyer, had worked for the Vatican’s financial watchdog, the Financial Information Authority (FIA), since 2012.

“Thanking him for his service in recent years (the Holy Father) has appointed his successor,” the Vatican said in a statement, saying that Bruelhart’s mandate had expired.

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