FILE – On this Dec. 16, 2017 file picture, Heinz-Christian Strache, chairman of the right-wing Freedom Social gathering, FPOE, speaks at a information convention in Vienna, Austria. Two German newspapers are reporting that the pinnacle of Austria’s far-right Freedom Social gathering supplied authorities contracts in return for help for his social gathering from a possible Russian donor shortly earlier than the Austrian’s 2017 parliamentary election. (AP Photograph/Ronald Zak,file) The Related Press
BERLIN (AP) — Two German newspapers have reported that the chief of Austria’s far-right Freedom Social gathering supplied authorities contracts in return for help from a possible Russian donor shortly earlier than parliamentary elections.
Every day Sueddeutsche Zeitung and weekly Der Spiegel printed extracts Friday from a video allegedly displaying Heinz-Christian Strache assembly a girl claiming to be concerned with investing massive quantities of cash in Austria.
The 2 papers stated the 2017 assembly on the Spanish island of Ibiza seems clearly to have been a entice laid to compromise the 2 politicians.
Within the video, the authenticity of which could not instantly be verified, Strache is heard telling the unnamed girl she’ll get profitable building contracts if she buys an Austrian newspaper and helps his social gathering.
Spiegel reported that Strache, now Austria’s vice chancellor, denies wrongdoing.
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