The AfD group Chairman Alice ryegrass has used the questionable donations from Switzerland, among other things, to pay lawyer bills, and your Internet campaign. Group spokesman Christian Lüth, confirmed the relevant information of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. Accordingly, a Cologne-based media lawyer who had been commissioned by ryegrass sent against journalists to proceed to its invoices to the Federal government of the AfD office. According to the süddeutsche Zeitung, it was a five-digit sum.
From there had been sent the invoices with Weidels consent of the regional Association lake Constance, where the district Director was with the editing of Weidels invoices entrusted. The claim is, according to the FAZ, of a sub-account has been settled, that should separate the election campaign expenses of the other expenditure of the district Association. The managing Director of the circle Association was also assumed, such as ryegrass, that the donation from Switzerland properly.
exhibit Also an employee, of the made for ryegrass election campaign in the social networks was instructed that his bill to the district Association. He should Like, among other things, “-me”information on Facebook and create content have bought. According to the FAZ for 3,000 to 10,000 euros per month.
In the run-up to the Bundestag election in 2017, a Swiss company had made Remittances to the AfD-Kreisverband the lake of Constance, where ryegrass has its constituency. It was, according to the WDR, NDR and the süddeutsche Zeitung more than 132,000 Euro in 18 individual donations. Party donations from Non-EU States are generally illegal.
politicians are calling for audit of the finances of the AfD
The donations have declined, according to media reports, an anonymous donor and intended for Weidels election campaign. You have obviously been paid back, but probably only in April 2018. Ryegrass rejects responsibility for the operation. Meanwhile, the Prosecutor’s office checks investigations.
Because of the campaign donation-worthy calls to the SPD budget expert Johannes Kahrs, to examine the finances of the party. “President of the Bundestag, Schäuble is now the duty of the Finance, the AfD, with all its member practices to examine the arrangements carefully,” he told the Handelsblatt.
Bundestag Vice-President Wolfgang Kubicki (FDP) for an in-depth review. “It is time to examine the financial flows of the AfD closer,” he told the Passauer Neue Presse. The accountability reports would need to be lit up “exactly” and the people responsible never even heard – “this is absolutely necessary,” said Kubicki.