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"Political characterlessness" - Kubicki calls for the resignation of the Berlin Senator for Justice

FDP Vice Wolfgang Kubicki has sharply criticized the Berlin judiciary for reports on real estate financing by party leader and Federal Finance Minister Christian Lindner.

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"Political characterlessness" - Kubicki calls for the resignation of the Berlin Senator for Justice

FDP Vice Wolfgang Kubicki has sharply criticized the Berlin judiciary for reports on real estate financing by party leader and Federal Finance Minister Christian Lindner. The reports that the Berlin Public Prosecutor’s Office is examining the lifting of Lindner’s immunity are a “political lack of character and a significant violation of personal rights that must have personal consequences.” In concrete terms, this means: “The Berlin Justice Senator should resign, but at least the Public Prosecutor General should be dismissed. "

Only the Bundestag decides on the lifting of immunity, not the public prosecutor. It is only necessary for this if searches, arrests or indictments are pending.

The presumption that Lindner was taking advantage is also absurd, since there are special compliance rules in transactions between banks and politically exposed personalities that rule out such taking of an advantage. "This remarkable process shows once again that the Senate of Berlin is in the process of completely ruining the federal capital, both in fact and morally."

The background to this are reports that the Berlin public prosecutor's office is examining possible benefits by FDP leader Christian Lindner in connection with a real estate loan. According to the newspaper, the lifting of the immunity of the Federal Minister of Finance could therefore be applied for. According to the report, Lindner rejected the allegations.

According to the "Tagesspiegel", when preparing a ministerial greeting for the Karlsruhe BBBank in May 2022, Lindner concealed the fact that he had taken out a loan from the bank to buy a private house. After the greeting, he had another loan granted by the same bank. A lifting of Lindner's parliamentary immunity is now being examined in order to be able to formally investigate, it said.

This is "usual in such cases and without making a statement about the existence of an initial suspicion," the newspaper quoted a spokesman for the public prosecutor's office as saying. According to the report, Lindner's actions could be punishable if the second loan was related to the official greeting.

According to the "Tagesspiegel", Lindner said on request that there was no connection between his real estate financing and the greeting. There is no basis whatsoever for the fact that "things were kept secret", he continued to explain through his lawyer. According to the report, Lindner had already appeared as a member of parliament as a speaker at BBBank evening events, for which he received tens of thousands of euros.

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