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New accusations against Pierre Maudet

The headlines to the Geneva FDP cantonal councillor Pierre from Maudet tear. The Geneva public Prosecutor's office determines because of the suspicion that Maudet has possibly adopted benefits by the Geneva hotel group Manotel. The Geneva Prosecutor's office has asked the Grand Council for permission, in August, against Maudet bearing in criminal proceedings initiated on suspicion of accepting an advantage in connection with a luxury trip to Abu Dhabi to expand.

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the application it goes to the potential financial benefits, of which the Geneva cantonal government from the Geneva hotel group Manotel benefits. This is the public Prosecutor's office announced on Tuesday.

In the course of their investigations to the travel Maudets and his family to Abu Dhabi in November 2015, the Geneva public Prosecutor is the existence of two associations to the attention of the Cercle Fazy-Favon and the Association for the support of Pierre Maudet, as it says in the message.

In the course of the investigation, had found that the hotel group Manotel Combine these two, a total of 105'000 Swiss francs left, 75'000 francs to get away while Maudets time as a councillor.

The hotel group will also have a birthday party for Maudet, with 20'000 Swiss francs to be financed. Manotel operates according to its Homepage, in Geneva, six -, Three - and four-star Hotels with a total of 610 rooms, as well as some Restaurants and Bars. The Geneva public Prosecutor's office had initiated in connection with the controversial trip to Abu Dhabi in August 2018, a criminal case on suspicion of accepting an advantage against the 40-year-old Maudet and his former chief of staff.


Maudet told the truth not told about the nature and funding of the trip. He claimed, first, that the stay in Abu Dhabi included participating in a formula 1 race had been paid by a well-Known and I had a private character.

The Prosecutor's office has, however, indications that the journey is worth about 50'000 Swiss francs was paid by the crown Prince of the United Arab Emirates. For Maudet, the presumption of innocence applies. Nevertheless, the FDP politician was asked meanwhile, both the Executive Board of the FDP Switzerland, as also from the party's Executive Committee of its cantonal party to resign.

Maudet said repeatedly that he does not want to yield to the pressure of the party and the media. He will only resign if it is proven criminal wrongdoing. (nlu/sda)

Created: 08.01.2019, 17:42 PM

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