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Loan from AfD-times : perjury trial against Petry starts in Dresden

In Dresden began on Monday the trial against the former AfD Chairman Frauke Petry on suspicion of perjury. Petry must answer before the district court because of the allegation to have a meeting of the election review Committee of the Saxon Landtag in November 2015, under oath, falsely testified.

The parliamentary Committee concerned with the granting of loans by the AfD in the Landtag candidate of the party. Thus, the elections in 2014 should be supported.


Petry should at the time have testified that the candidates can decide to have after a successful state election, whether the loan is repaid or for a donation to be converted. The indictment, according to your information speak to the loan agreement - according to this, a provincial candidate for the event of his election should waive the repayment.

The Saxon Left MPs André Scholl Bach had made a complaint against Petry. In the opinion of the Scholl Bach was the suspicion of a considerable Crime is in the room. Petry got himself entangled in front of the Committee will be "substantially" in contradictions.

daily mirror tomorrow location Free The 43-Year-old self was following the lifting of their parliamentary immunity in the summer of 2017 left. She wanted to take in a subsequent procedure "in the room the allegations public position," said Petry at the time.

For the process, a total of seven negotiating days to 13. March set. Due to the expected audience demand, the negotiation does not take place in state court, but in the building of the higher regional court of Dresden edge of the city.

Petry was resigned after the electoral success of the AfD in the Bundestag election in September 2017 from the party, ahead of internal power struggles. In the Bundestag and the Saxon Landtag, the 43-Year-old is just as non-attached members. Today, she is Chairman of the so-called Blue party, with a representative of the state elections in Saxony, on the 1. September wants to compete.

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suspected perjury trial of Ex-AfD-Boss Petry begins in February

The process in Dresden is not the only legal dispute, with the Petry faced. Before the district court of Leipzig, a method, among others, because tax evasion is still pending, which was suspended in December for the time being. In addition, Petry, which is expected in June of their sixth child, had to fight, in disputes with the AfD to the name of your new Blue party, she has won the part. (AFP)

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