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Austria’s Stache found guilty of bribery, given suspended prison term

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Austria’s former vice chancellor and far-right politician Heinz-Christian Strache was found guilty of bribery and given a suspended prison term of 15 months on Friday. The verdict by the regional court in Vienna, which is not yet legally binding, came at the close of a corruption trial that began in July. The case revolved around a donation of 10,000 euros (11,760 dollars) to Strache’s far-right Freedom Party by the operator of a private health clinic in Vienna. At the time Strache was party chairman. The clinic’s operator, a friend of Strache, is charged with bribery but both men reject the a…

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