“Illegal”: Brief confidants file a complaint against the raid by the WKStA
Former media coordinator Gerald Fleischmann and ÖVP consultant Stefan Steiner consider the house searches on their home on October 6th to be illegal. Fleischmann, who had to leave the Chancellery because of the political affair, sees “almost arbitrary assumptions”.
The former Chancellor’s Representative for Media Gerald Fleischmann is going on the offensive.WHAT/GEORG HOCHMUTH
Two confidants of the former ÖVP Chancellor Sebastian Kurz have taken legal action against the house searches of them in the course of the investigation into the advertisement affair. The former media officer Gerald Fleischmann and ÖVP consultant Stefan Steiner lodged a complaint against the investigative measure taken by the Economic and Corruption Prosecutor’s Office (WKStA) in October, as the “press” and the “courier” now report. The WKStA accuses both of them being unfaithful and bribery, for which the two short trusts cannot see any basis in the act of the WKStA.
“Not a single evidence” of involvement
Fleischmann, who had to leave the Chancellery after the affair became known, locates “almost arbitrary assumptions” on which the house search is based. Steiner considers the house search to be “illegal and disproportionate”. Because there was “not a single concrete message or other evidence” that indicated his involvement. You will, among other things
The WKStA also determines against Kurz. Since his house was not searched, he cannot appeal in this regard.
The complaint is to be submitted to the WKStA, which has to forward it to the Higher Regional Court of Vienna (OLG) with an opinion on its view of things. The OLG will decide whether the house search carried out was legally compliant. Evidence found that is relevant to the proceedings would, however, by no means have to be destroyed. (APA / Red)