Ibiza Case: Government lawyer in Austria investigating Chancellor Sebastian Kurz

Ibiza Case: Government lawyer in Austria investigating Chancellor Sebastian Kurz

“Ibiza” in the case of a chess case in the room is a possible inaccurate statement before the investigation committee. The Chancellor of Austria does not want to know anything about the resignation.

Corruption scandal Around the parliamentary findings “Ibiza“The Inquiry Committee has made it the head of government OVP And the Greens achieved: Federal Chancellor Sebastian Kurz Himself, as it became known on Wednesday, with his closest advisor, the cabinet chief Bernhard Bonelli, By the Economic and Corruption Prosecutor’s Office (Wksta) As a suspect in preliminary investigation – on suspicion of many false statement Before that Inquiry committee.

Background: During the interrogation, Kurz personally denied the appointment of his confidant. Thomas Schmidt From existing chat messages between – The state holding company is concerned with the sole director of stateBAG Bonelli And Schmid However, corruption investigators conclude to the contrary. Actually about two months before the final hearing Shamid wrote Bonelli A catchy SMS to the latter’s sole director SchmidWithBAG “everything is on track and together Sebastian And coordinated with our team ”.

Investigation process open: Corruption investigators will probably file criminal complaints against Coorg soon

Short and Bonelli Accompanied the investigation committee by liberal neos The stick Be the driving force of the opposition. Because the chancellor advisor Bonelli It is also written that “in the team BMF ()Finance ministry, Note d. Red.) Neos concluded with the fact that even then in the inner circle around the Kurz, it was clear that it had been established that it was to be reorganized ”and, above all, emphasized the importance of the role of the head of the cabinet. Ministry Schmid The move from the Ministry to the position of sole director will be higher.

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Although many observers hope that corruption investigators will soon bring a criminal complaint against Kurz and his advisor – which they can do at any time – the result of the investigation that has now been launched is fully uncovered. However, this should lead to a criminal complaint and an indictment of several charges thus false statement Short and against Bonelli Come, threatens imprisonment of up to three years.

Four circle VP men from the political circle close to Kurz accused

This means that four PVP men of the innermost circle of power are now being led as suspects – each separate – investigation proceedings: investigationBAG boss Thomas Schmidt,, Former general secretary led by VP Finance ministry; The incumbent PVP finance minister and Kurz intimate partner Gernot Blamel, head of the Kurz cabinet Bernhard Bonelli – And now Chancellor himself. The presumption of innocence applies to all of the above.

For the opposition, Kuraj’s “self-imposed threshold” has now been crossed, “as the head of the largest opposition faction”.Ibiza“Investigative Committee, SPÖ MP Kai Jan KreinerAn interview with our editorial team emphasized: “The border is criminal law,” the Chancellor himself said. It is unthinkable that someone should remain a member of the government, who is accused by the judiciary, ”it said Kachnar, Who expects a “fixed charge” against Qurj. Be low again at latest ‘ Resignation reason.

Demand for resignation: Sebastian Kurz wants to show strength

In this regard, the Greens statement, which had aligned with Kurz’s, was to be understood in the last few days: it referenced an open inquiry into demands for resignation on finance ministers Flower Without this. In the first statement from our editorial team, the Greens are cautious: “The Wksta The U-Committee is determined on the basis of the report of the members. We have full faith in the judiciary, which will take necessary steps and clarify the charges calmly and with the necessary seriousness. That happens regardless of the person, ”said a spokesperson for the Greens Parliamentary Club. The SP party leader was demanded on Wednesday that Kurz would resign in the event of an indictment Pamela Randy-Wagner. Nes-sheafin Beat Mendel-Risinger Spoken in broadcast of “Further Confirmation of Defiance of the Rule” Sebastian Kurz And his OVP. ” OVP Have always tried ” Inquiry committee To discredit – recently she is with Löwinger Charan (Austrian Peasant Theater, editor’s note) same. “Extreme right-wing freedom”FPO) Summoned Kuraj on Wednesday to resign.

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Not that short a second Resignation Thinks, was clear from his brief statement to the Council of Ministers on Wednesday morning: a criminal complaint against him would have “no consequences” from his point of view. This is a “single judge process”, she herself believes Wksta Will bring criminal complaint. “I have the first, then the latest Richter An opportunity to present my point, ”said Kuraj. He would also be “very happy to comply with it”.

In addition to all this, Kurz has to deal with another unpleasant decision of the judiciary: as revealed on Wednesday afternoon, the Constitutional Court (VfGH) decided that the chancellor should send further files which have not yet been submitted “Ibiza“To be submitted to the inquiry committee. The opposition parties had made three similar applications to the Supreme Court, distributing the files from which they were judged from their point of view. Federal chancellor Was by default. plate It has now been decided that all the Chancellor’s e-mail inboxes should be submitted to other members of the government and some other officials working there. The decision also affects emails sent by the Chancellor think tank “Think Austria”, which was established as a staff unit at the Chancellor. However, Kurz is not required to present his cell phone messages – the opposition also requested. The Chancellor promised to send the files immediately on Wednesday.

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