AfD: Police search flats once more in Petr Bystron case | EUROtoday

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In the corruption investigations in opposition to AfD politician Petr Bystron, the police Apartments in Berlin had been searched once more. The Munich Public Prosecutor's Office advised ZEIT ONLINE. According to the report, there was a raid on properties belonging to unnamed individuals “in order to secure further evidence.” The information company dpa reported that this was the non-public residence of the Bundestag member.

According to the Attorney General's Office, paperwork and knowledge storage gadgets had been seized and are actually being evaluated. There is preliminary suspicion of corruption of elected officers and cash laundering. The presumption of innocence applies till the ultimate conclusion of the proceedings.

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In May, Bavarian investigators searched Bystron's workplace within the Bundestag. The politician from the Munich-North constituency is suspected of being concerned within the pro-Russian portal Voice of Europe To have obtained cash in return for appearing in Russia's pursuits within the Bundestag. The Bundestag had lifted Bystron's immunity earlier than the searches in May.

Bystron, who’s liable for the AfD who’s now shifting into the European Parliament, had, in response to his social gathering, made an affidavit stating that he had not accepted any cash and that “the statements are all false”. In distinction to prime candidate Maximilian Krah, Bystron might be a part of the longer term AfD delegation.

With his new mandate as an MEP, Bystron additionally enjoys immunity once more. When the official results of the European elections is introduced on July 3, the investigations may also need to be placed on maintain. After the announcement, investigations can solely proceed if Bystron's immunity is lifted by the European Parliament. However, it could take a while earlier than a call is made on this.

https://www.zeit.de/politik/deutschland/2024-06/afd-petr-bystron-razzia-berlin-generalstaatsanwaltschaft