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A member of the Bundestag of the CSU is under suspicion of corruption: The plenum approved searches and seizures of Union faction deputy Georg Nüßlein on Thursday. The Public Prosecutor's Office in Munich confirmed investigations into the initial suspicion of corruption without naming a name. The procedure is related to "the purchase of corona respirators".
A preliminary investigation is being conducted against two accused, "among other things because of the initial suspicion of bribery and bribery of elected officials," said a spokesman for the Public Prosecutor's Office. As part of the investigation, "13 objects in Germany and Liechtenstein should be searched and evidence seized" on Thursday. Nüßlein's office did not respond to an AFP request.
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The portal "ThePioneer" reported that Nüßlein campaigned for a supplier of corona protective masks for a supplier of corona protective masks at the Federal Ministry of Health and the Bavarian Ministry of Health last spring. The major order also came about. For this, a commission of 660,000 euros was received in August by a company in which Nüßlein was involved. In this context, however, there was no advance VAT return.Invoice of 660,000 euros
The "Bild" newspaper also reported that there was no advance VAT return. It's about a company where Nüßlein is the managing director. This received around 650,000 euros in the summer, declared as a consultancy fee. The sum should therefore not have been transferred directly from a manufacturer of protective masks, but from an intermediary. The "Spiegel" wrote that Nüßlein had sent a Hessian textile company an invoice for 660,000 euros for his work as a broker in protective masks. This money presumably also flowed.
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The company in question did not respond to the magazine's request. SPD parliamentary group deputy Katja Mast called for detailed clarity about the process. "If there is even a suspicion that a member of the German Bundestag is enriching himself personally from the Corona crisis, then this is a very serious, serious accusation that must be fully clarified," she wrote on Twitter. SPD parliamentary deputy Dirk Wiese, like representatives of the opposition, pushed for stricter rules for the business activities of MPs. “We must all have a keen interest in finally putting a stop to the corruption of politicians,” he said. His group has been calling for stricter transparency rules for months. “This includes a duty to notify stock options, stricter notification requirements for company investments and ancillary income, but also a mandatory lobby register for the Bundestag and the federal government”, explained Wiese.
The Union must move on this matter. The parliamentary manager of the Greens, Britta Haßelmann, also said that the CDU and CSU "time and again" have blocked the place. "We need more transparency, traceability and disclosure of political interest groups and stricter rules," she demanded. The parliamentary manager of the FDP parliamentary group, Marco Buschmann, told the “Bild” newspaper that a lobby register was “more and more urgent”. AfD parliamentary group vice-president Leif-Erik Holm said in Berlin that the question arises as to whether the current regulations on secondary employment by MPs are “still sufficient”. (afp)
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