Ex-AfD Leader Frauke Petry has been convicted before the district court of Dresden because of a Falscheids to a monetary penalty. The judges said the 43-Year-old on Tuesday of negligent Falscheids guilty and imposed a fine in the amount of 6000 Euro. Originally Petry was indicted for perjury. The public Prosecutor's office no longer was in the course of the process, but of an intentional tort.
Even if Petrys defenders had demanded an acquittal, should you record, the judgment is facilitated. The negligent pre-planned false oath is in contrast to the perjury not a crime, but a crime. In the case of perjury you would have threatened a sentence of imprisonment of at least one year. Petry don't need to fear the loss of their mandates. And in fixing the amount of punishment the court was also under the claim of the Prosecutor's office, which had argued for a sentence of 10500 euros.
Petry does not want to have deliberately traded
Why was the politician before the court? It was an old story that had obtained Petry – you back in your AfD-time, to the establishment of the Saxon list 2014. Originally, the AfD man, Arvid office of life, the land Board cancelled but later from the list. Office life is suspected as the reason that he wanted to give the party a private loan. Thus, the candidates list should support the election campaign of the AfD. Velvet-life - for he would not have been deleted from the list, sitting today in the Parliament. In the Wake of the election, the audit Committee dealt with the question. At a meeting in November 2015 Frauke Petry was questioned. In Committee, there was doubt as to the truth of the Petrys explanations. The deputies left, the party boss, then under oath. Later, a Left-member of a criminal was, among other things, display.
Petry had in fact testified that the applicant, after entry into the state Parliament would have to decide whether you can convert the loan into a donation to the AfD. In the loan agreements state, however, that the candidate is omitted in this case on the repayment. Petry later admitted their mistake but insisted to have not intent to be traded.
To the false statement convincing?
Meanwhile, Petrys husband, Marcus Pretzell, a trained lawyer, is transferred to the counter-attack: He presented a criminal complaint against six members of the verification Committee due to a perversion of justice. Petrys defense accused the Committee to have led to Petry under pressure of a false statement.
is spoken After in-perjury-trial, can concentrate Petry back to their political work. With your Blue party, she wants to move in the Landtag election in Saxony, to the Parliament. There she sits at the moment - just like in the Bundestag - as a group, loosely. In the Thuringia state election, the Blue want to also compete. However, the political project has only limited opportunities: In surveys, the Blue ones are hardly measurable. And in the European elections, the Blue aren't going the way you planned in the first place. Officially, it means that the focus is rather on the state elections.
the election campaign will make Petry with a newborn: you are expected to be in June of their sixth child. (with AFP)More about
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