Illegal party financing, corruption, sham transactions, document forgery, incorrect accounting, incorrect dating of services rendered and violations of the sales tax law. The public prosecutor’s office is now investigating all of these allegations. Suspected among others also Stefan Petzner.
In 2015, Petzner’s book “Haider’s Shadow” is said to have been deliberately and deliberately constructed by the FPÖ in Carinthia. Parallel to the publication of the book, a digital version of the book appeared in FPK circles at the time, according to the “Kleine Zeitung” report. How members came to this was unclear. However, the controversial accusation is that this copyright infringement by Ragger and Petzner was only fictitious. Presumably to seek an out-of-court settlement, to withdraw 35,000 euros from the party and use it privately. That’s the suspicion. The presumption of innocence applies.
According to investigators, things could have gone like this: Ragger is said to have drawn up an agreement on September 25, 2015, according to which the FPÖ Carinthia undertook to transfer 35,000 euros to Petzner’s account.
According to the advertisement, the publisher is said to have served as a clearing house. “I don’t even begin to believe that anything criminally relevant will come out of it,” says Ragger about the allegations. Petzner approached the party about copyright infringement and a settlement was reached. Ex-financial officer Trettenbrein adds: “All payments have always been made in compliance with the four-eyes principle, have been approved and checked.” The then and current managing director of the publishing house did not want to give an official statement on the cause.