Posters, Whatsapp messages and home visits
So the Milieu-Beizer tried to blackmail the judiciary
The data leak from the Zurich Justice Department had serious consequences. Blick has documents, pictures and chat histories that show how Milieu-Beizer Roland Gisler tried to influence the Zurich judiciary.
The data from the Zurich Department of Justice ended up with Roland Gisler (58), a man from the Zurich milieu who had several previous convictions.
Nicholas ImfeldEditor Economics
One thing is how sloppily the Zurich Department of Justice handled highly sensitive data. The fact that the department of SP government councilor Jacqueline Fehr (59) has tried to cover up the case to this day is another. Above all, the affair that Blick uncovered last week shows the risk of such a data leak. The data ended up with Roland Gisler (58), a man from the Zurich milieu with multiple criminal records. He owns the Bar Neugasshof, which has been the focus of the police for decades.
Gisler tried to blackmail and influence the Zurich judiciary with the data, which is why the public prosecutor is investigating against him. The Milieu-Beizer has just been sentenced to several years in prison for, among other things, drug trafficking and illegal possession of weapons. He took the judgment to the Federal Supreme Court because he saw it as revenge by the Zurich authorities over the data scandal.
Blick has numerous documents, pictures and chat histories that show how Gisler tried to influence the judiciary. He used the home addresses and telephone numbers of public prosecutors, judges and their families, which he presumably found on the hard drives of the Zurich Department of Justice.
Picture of slaughtered sheep sent to prosecutor’s wife
Gisler particularly targeted public prosecutor Felix K.*, who conducted a criminal investigation against Gisler in another case in 2017. From May to November 2020, K. and his wife were repeatedly contacted by Gisler by phone or WhatsApp. In a chat history available to Blick, Gisler wrote that he would be renting an apartment next door to the family. Before that, he sent a picture of the family’s mailbox, which he presumably took himself.
Gisler sent the prosecutor’s wife documents that he believed should show what a bad person her husband was. A meaningful picture followed on November 28, 2020. It shows sheep and the text: “We just do what they say. Then it will be over quickly.” Followed by the words “60 minutes later” and a photo of slaughtered sheep.
In a testimony on July 6, 2021, K. was not surprised by the incidents that are the subject of current criminal proceedings for violence, threats and extortion. “From the proceedings I conducted against him, I knew that Gisler had often privately approached members of the authorities, including their children.”
Placards hung up and threats of demonstrations
Gisler also had his sights set on Zurich public prosecutor Rudolf H.*. From May 2020, he visited him several times at his private place of residence and – according to the Zurich public prosecutor’s office – made inquiries about H. in his private environment. In August, Gisler is said to have announced a demonstration in H.’s residential community and hung up a poster with drawings and confused statements in the private sphere and at H’s place of work.
In addition to prosecutors, Gisler has also targeted several judges. In one case he is said to have sent posters to the private address and threatened demonstrations. Gisler also called the judge’s mother.
Why all this?
According to the Zurich public prosecutor’s office, Roland Gisler’s goal was always the same: he wanted to influence the ongoing criminal proceedings against him in a favorable way. He is said to have repeatedly pointed out that he had extensive data from discarded hard drives from the Department of Justice – but apparently nobody took the threat seriously for a long time.
The public prosecutor’s office describes the procedure as “virtually mafia-like”. It represents “a serious case of influencing the judiciary”.
*Name known to editors