Bloomberg News reports:
Former Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz was formally charged with providing false testimony to a parliamentary committee investigating government corruption.
White collar investigators at Austria’s Justice Ministry said Friday that Kurz could face as many as three years in jail if found guilty, according to an emailed statement. Authorities had been probing statements made by Kurz in relation to the appointment of executives to the state holding company OeBAG.
The former leader of Austria’s ruling center-right People’s Party resigned in 2021 amid separate accusations that he used taxpayer money to plant fabricated opinion polls in a tabloid newspaper to help his rise to power. Since leaving politics, Kurz, 36, has been a global strategist for tech-investor Thiel Capital.
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Die Vorwürfe sind falsch und wir freuen uns darauf, wenn nun endlich die Wahrheit ans Licht kommt und sich die Anschuldigungen auch vor Gericht als haltlos herausstellen. (3/3)
— Sebastian Kurz (@sebastiankurz) August 18, 2023
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