The Viennese lawyer Oliver Scherbaum has now tried without success to get his client out of the prison: Julian Hessenthaler (41) has been sitting there for months because the judgment is not yet final – the co-organizer of the Ibiza video crime thriller, the HC Strache the vice chancellor’s job and then almost cost his existence, was sentenced to three and a half years in prison in March of this year for massive drug offenses. Scherbaum fights this verdict.
Now the lawyer argued that “there is no risk of escape or recurrence”. The judiciary saw it differently. No wonder: after all, Hessenthaler fled across half of Europe for months before his arrest in Berlin in December 2019 in order to escape the executive’s target investigators.
The alleged cocaine dealer, who was wrongly referred to as the “Ibiza detective” by many media for a long time, had Ibiza shooting in the summer of 2017 also had an attractive accomplice who was hired as a decoy for the then FPÖ boss Heinz-Christian Strache: This false oligarch has disappeared since the video crime thriller. Despite an intensive search by private investigators, there are only a few vague leads that lead to the Balkans. As is well known, the Federal Criminal Police Office had to stop the official search.
Informants of the eXXpress already expressed the suspicion that this accomplice could have been neutralized shortly after the video was created – in order to eliminate a dangerous witness who might also have insider information about the possible payment and the client of the Ibiza video – who is still unknown today. clique had.