October 4, 2022



Austrian ex-far-right leader Strache guilty of corruption

BBC News

August 28, 2021

The downfall of Heinz-Christian Strache, who was head of Austria’s far-right Freedom Party, began with a video sting on the holiday island of Ibiza.

Two years on, a court in Vienna has found him guilty of corruption, giving him a 15-month suspended jail sentence.

He was vice-chancellor when the scandal brought down Sebastian Kurz’s coalition government.

The video that emerged hinted at potentially illegal donations to his far-right FPÖ.

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