In 2014 in Azerbaijan Gusenbauer advised the parliamentarians «

In 2014 in Azerbaijan Gusenbauer advised the parliamentarians «

“Profiles” and ORF reports on suspicious cash flows around offshore companies linked to money laundering and politicians’ bribery.

9:06 PM, September 3, 2021


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former federal chancellor alfred gusenbauer (SPÖ) made a detour in 2014 Received 120,000 euros from Azerbaijan through an offshore company, Report “Profile” and “ORF”.

gusenbauer According to “Profile” confirms that his “gusenbauer Projektviklungs & Beteligungs GmbH “Paid in a year”A six-month coaching and mentoring project was carried out for the parliamentarians of the Republic of AzerbaijanNo payment was made to third parties.

According to “Profile” (online), the money flowed through an account at Danske Bank in Estonia, which was owned by Scottish offshore company Faberlex LP. Danske Bank Estonia branch opens At the center of one of the biggest money laundering scams in Europe.

Mailbox company Faberlex, in turn, had an address in addition to its registration in Scotland in the capital of Azerbaijan, Baku, writes “profile”. And the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP), an investigative network focusing on Eastern Europe, accuses Faberlex of being one. Important company in an offshore network about it as much as possible Large sums were anonymously moved west became. For example, the person who was named in Danske Bank as responsible for Faberlex is actually the driver of a bank in Baku, who says he knows nothing about the business.

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Azerbaijan repeatedly linked to the west bribe of politicians. For example, in 2018, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe punished a former president and three other members after a corruption report accused them of working for money for autocratic-ruled Azerbaijan. According to witnesses, for example, a lobbyist from Azerbaijan handed over 500 euro bills to members of the gathering. For this they must show the human and civil rights situation in the former Soviet republic in a good light.

Earlier this year in Italy, a former parliamentarian was sentenced to four years in prison for the first time on corruption charges. He had received 2.39 million euros from Azerbaijan, writes “Profile”.

gusenbauer Refers to “profile” in his statement that he “There is no known internationally relevant classification of Azerbaijan as ‘repressive regime’ since 2014.“There were no restrictions even from the western community of states.


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