The AfD is sanctioned. The party is apparently threatened with a severe fine of more than 500,000 euros.
- The AfD * apparently has to pay a fine of more than 500,000 euros.
- Specifically, it is about the donation affair.
- In particular, parliamentary group leader Alice Weidel is accused.
Berlin – The AfD does not come to rest. After the party only made headlines because of suspected corona demonstrators smuggled into the Bundestag, the scandal about disguised party donations is now entering the next round. The “Alternative for Germany“Has to pay around 504,000 euros in fines, according to a report by” Spiegel “. This emerges from two letters from the Bundestag administration to the AfD federal office this Thursday. Most of it concerns campaign support for faction leaders Alice Weidel.
AfD: The party apparently has to pay a fine of half a million euros – parliamentary group leader Weidel in focus
Therefore be the AfD In a sanction notice, a fine of around 396,000 euros was imposed, the report said. This corresponds to three times the sum of benefits from the Switzerlandwho participated in the 2017 federal election campaign Weidel’s AfD district association on Lake Constance had flowed and which were classified as illegal because of the unclear origin.
In another case, it is a fine of a good 108,000 euros. The background is the financing of one of the AfD organized the European Congress 2016 in Düsseldorf. Part of the event cost was back then according to “mirror” from obscure sources via an advertising agency also in the Switzerland been funded.
AfD: Penalty for party donations – not the first time
In June, the party had to pay a fine of almost 270,000 euros. In the case it was about the state election campaign of AfD boss Meuthen in Baden-Württemberg 2016. At that time, the PR agency Goal AG, based in Switzerland, hung up posters, distributed flyers and placed advertisements in local newspapers. This was financed by donors. The Bundestag assessed the entire process as a prohibited acceptance of anonymous donations and imposed a fine of 269,400 euros. (dpa) *Merkur.de is part of the nationwide Ippen digital editorial network