The prosecution said in a statement that “nine other suspects and three organizations” were involved in various corruption cases related to the case.
The prosecution said on Wednesday (October 6) that it was suspected that Austrian President Sebastian Kurz had used government funds to gain favorable media coverage during the investigation.
⁇Sebastian Kurz and nine suspects and three organizations“The case is under investigation for various corruption offenses, after a series of searches, the government said in a statement.
The premises of the Ministry of Finance are in targeted locations, as well as the Chancellor, according to the Austrian media. Between 2016 and 2018, “Ministry resources were used to fund partisan manipulative polls, which were exclusively pro-political.“, Assesses the case.
At the time, Sebastian Kurz was not yet president, but participated in government. According to lawyers, a media team “The money was receivedIn return for publishing these reputation surveys. The company in question was widely identified in the Austrian media as a tabloid tersterreich.
Sebastian Kurz has already been prosecuted for making false statements to a parliamentary committee on corruption, but this time he has not been charged.
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