Josef Martinz, a former ally of the late Austrian politician Joerg Haider, told an Austrian court today that he and Haider agreed to divvy up kickbacks linked to the sale of Hypo Alpe-Adria-Bank International AG in 2007.
An Austrian regional court convicted former allies of the late Austrian politician Joerg Haider in a trail over kickbacks linked to the sale of Hypo Alpe-Adria-Bank International AG in 2007, Austria Press Agency reported, citing Judge Manfred Herrnhofer.
Joerg Haider , the Austrian anti- immigrant nationalist leader killed in a 2008 car wreck, may accomplish posthumously what he didn’t do in life: revamp the nation’s politics by revealing its broken party financing.
Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann said the government is right to avert the collapse of Hypo Alpe- Adria-Bank International AG, as he cited the precedent of Creditanstalt, whose crash helped trigger the 1930s depression.
Austrian conservatives kept the option to form a government with euro-skeptic parties and abandon an alliance with the socialists after voters dealt that coalition an historical blow in yesterday’s national elections.
Frank Stronach, the 80-year-old Austrian billionaire who made his fortune selling car parts and running horse-racing tracks, today began a political campaign to rule the Alpine Republic when citizens vote next year.