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.