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Co-defendant incriminates Austrian ex-finance minister in graft trial

Europe
15.12.2017
By our dpa-correspondent and Europe Online    auf Facebook posten  Auf Twitter posten  
Vienna (dpa) - Former Austrian Finance Minister Karl-Heinz Grasser pocketed 2.4 million euros (2.8 million dollars) of graft money, a co-defendant said Friday, dealing a blow to Grasser‘s defence in a major corruption trial.

So far, Grasser and the other defendants in the case had claimed their innocence in the face of charges that they took more than 9 million euros in kick-backs as part of a deal to privatize state-owned real estate in 2004.

The attorney of lobbyist Peter Hochegger said his client now confesses to some of the charges and admits that he received 2 million euros, while Grasser, another lobbyist and a real estate manager allegedly took 2.4 million euros each for awarding the deal to real estate group Immofinanz.

The sale of the 60,000 state-owned flats "was therefore anything but super-clean," attorney Leonhard Kregcjk said.

Grasser‘s lawyer, Manfred Ainedter, accused Hochegger of lying.

At the same time, Ainedter acknowledged that Hochegger‘s partial confession had made things more difficult for Grasser. "It doesn‘t improve the situation," he said.

Grasser was a member of the populist right-wing Freedom Party (FPOe) when he became finance minister in 2000, but he became an independent during his tenure, which lasted until 2007.

 

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