Tasks

Security and criminal police investigations concerning the following criminal offences:

  1. abuse of official authority (§ 302 of the StGB [Austrian Penal Code], BGBl. [Federal Law Gazette], no. 60/1974),
  2. corruptibility (§ 304 StGB),
  3. acceptance of an advantage (§ 305 StGB),
  4. acceptance of an advantage for the purpose of exerting influence (§ 306 StGB),
  5. bribery (§ 307 StGB),
  6. offering an advantage (§ 307a StGB),
  7. offering an advantage for the purpose of exerting influence (§ 307b StGB),
  8. illicit intervention (§ 308 StGB), 
  9. breach of official secrecy (§ 310 StGB),
  10. breach of § 18 of the Information Management Act, Federal Law Gazette (BGBl.) I No. 102/2014,
  11. breach of trust due to abuse of an official function or due to involvement of an office holder (§§ 153 para. 2 case 2, 313 or in connection with § 74 para. 1 no. 4a StGB),
  12. acceptance of gifts by persons holding a position of power (§ 153a StGB),
  13. agreements restricting competition in procurement procedures (§ 168b StGB) as well as serious fraud (§ 147 StGB) and commercial fraud (§ 148 StGB) on the basis of such agreement,
  14. acceptance of gifts and bribery of employees or agents (§ 309 StGB),
  15. money laundering (§ 165 StGB), provided that the assets arise from the offences 1 to 8, 9, 11, (second and third case) or 12; criminal associations or organizations (§§ 278 and 278a StGB), provided that they intend to commit the offences 1 to 9 or 11 (second and third case),
  16. acts punishable pursuant to the StGB and supplementary laws, provided that they are related to the offences 1 to 13 and have to be prosecuted by the BAK by written order of a court or a public prosecutor’s office,
  17. acts punishable pursuant to the StGB and supplementary laws that are committed by public employees of the Federal Ministry of the Interior, provided that they have to be prosecuted by the BAK by written order of a court or a public prosecutor’s office.

International Cooperation

The Federal Bureau of Anti-Corruption has jurisdiction over investigations within the framework of international police cooperation and administrative assistance as well as for cooperation with the corresponding institutions of the European Union and the investigating authorities of the EU Member States in the above mentioned cases. Regarding international police cooperation in the cases 1 to 13 the Bureau acts as point of contact for OLAF, Interpol, Europol and other comparable international institutions.

Prevention

The BAK shall analyse corruption phenomena, gather information on preventing and combating them and develop appropriate preventive measures.