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Corruption affair: parliamentary deputy Nüßlein should explain himself soon

The CSU politician Georg Nüßlein is being investigated on suspicion of bribery

The CSU politician Georg Nüßlein is being investigated on suspicion of bribery

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In the corruption affair surrounding the deputy chairman of the CDU / CSU parliamentary group, Georg Nüßlein, his group colleagues expect an early statement. In the parliamentary group meeting on Tuesday, parliamentary group leader Ralph Brinkhaus (CDU) and CSU regional group leader Alexander Dobrindt announced that Nüßlein wanted to rest his office and explain himself soon. This is what participants at the meeting reported.

Before the parliamentary group meeting, Brinkhaus had said that he was in contact with Nüßlein and expressed the hope that he would be in touch in the next few days. In addition, the group supported the investigation.

Dobrindt had previously announced that the specialist political spokesman and parliamentary managing director should take over Nüßlein’s tasks as parliamentary deputy as long as his office is suspended. Nüßlein’s area of ​​responsibility had included health policy.

In the corruption affair, Nüßlein is accused of having brokered mask manufacturers to various government agencies through his company Tectum Holding GmbH. According to investigators, the CSU politician is said to have received around 660,000 euros as a commission for his services. The public prosecutor’s office accuses him of not having made an advance VAT return for this sum. Nüßlein’s office and other properties in Germany and Liechtenstein were then searched. Nüßlein has so far rejected the allegations.

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