ZURICH Feb 28 A Swiss prosecutor has opened a
money laundering investigation into ousted Ukrainian president
Viktor Yanukovich and his son Oleksander, the prosecutor's
office in Geneva said in a statement on Friday.
"A penal investigation for severe money laundering is
currently being conducted in Geneva against Viktor Yanukovich
and his son Oleksander," the prosecutor's office said in the
statement, adding it had opened the probe on Thursday.
It said prosecutor Yves Bertossa and the police had searched
the office of a company owned by Oleksander Yanukovich on
Thursday morning and seized some documents.
Switzerland said on Thursday it would order banks to freeze
any funds in Swiss banks found to be linked any Yanukovich
(Reporting by Silke Koltrowitz; Editing by Alison Williams)