In 2016, a French resident falsely warned that someone was carrying a bomb in the French sector at Geneva airport. Her motive was to prevent her husband and his mistress from departing on holiday to Turkey.
In response to the call security staff sprang into action and Geneva police systematically checked all travelers as they entered the airport.
At the same time French police traced the hoax call to a residence in Haute Savoie. After entering the address, they found a woman who admitted to making the call.
Shortly after the woman was ordered to pay CHF 88,495 to cover the cost of the police and airport response.
Last week, the Swiss Federal Tribunal, Switzerland’s highest court, rejected the woman’s appeal against paying the money. The court’s ruling was released last Friday.
The Federal Tribunal decision follows an earlier rejected appeal to Geneva’s administrative court.
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