In the so-called town hall affair in Hannover has accused the Prosecutor's office, the mayor, Stefan Schostok (SPD) due to serious infidelity. The public Prosecutor's office in Hanover announced on Wednesday. Schostok is to have the latest in April 2017 of non-permissible Salary increases for two of its top officials knew, which were then paid with his agreement.
Also accused the former head of the office of the mayor, Frank Herbert, as well as the suspended culture and former staff head of the Department of the state capital, Harald Schneider, were due to serious infidelity.
Overall, it's about wrongly paid salary in the amount of about 64 000 euros for the previous office Manager, as well as for the previous fire chief. The Ex-culture and personnel Affairs for Schneider, should have paid Schostoks office chief Herbert from April 2015 to may 2018, a law not provided for allowance of just under 50 000 Euro, which was reported as a lump sum overtime pay. Because the office Manager Herbert himself had insisted on a higher payment, he will be additionally charged for inciting the infidelity.
in addition to Ex-personnel head of Department Schneider, according to the indictment, from August 2015 to may 2018 and a salary Supplement of 14 600 Euro to the then head of the Municipal fire Department, paid. This has paid the sum back. Rolling the town hall affair came after the trial of Ex-officer Schneider, his partner a Job the city did in fact go. As Schostok tried, Schneider, not to be thrown out, why were scattered in political circles with information about the prohibited content of surcharges.
The Hanover regional court now has to decide on the opening of the main proceedings. Schostok is not itself expressed, on Wednesday morning at a reception he gave in honor of former Chancellor Gerhard Schröder in the city hall, first to the indictment. The city of Hanover announced in a written statement. Schostok had led his office to Start the investigation because he considers himself innocent. Various bodies of the SPD met on Wednesday, they are going to speak later on how to proceed. Also the Greens, who govern for a long time, together with the SPD in Hanover, to advise about the situation.
The local CDU demands, meanwhile, Schostoks resignation. "We call on the mayor to immediately to his office to rest and the resignation", - said the Deputy Chairman of the CDU-Ratsfraktion, Jens-Michael Emmelmann, of the dpa. It was a one-time condition that a mayor of the city of shall be indicted. "He will take the damage from the office and back."
Schostok, since five and a half years at the helm of the state capital. Prior to his time in the city hall of today is 54-Year-old leader of the SPD in lower Saxony's state Parliament. The mayor was Schostok, after his predecessor Stephen had been chosen Because of the lower Saxony Minister President.