Admin l Friday, December 23, 2022
FRANKFURT, Germany – A former lord mayor of Frankfurt, Peter Feldmann was on Friday convicted in a corruption trial of abusing his office by granting favours to an organization in exchange for a high-paying job for his wife.
He will be fined €31,500, to be divided into 180 payments of €175, after being found guilty of two counts, ruled a Frankfurt court.
Prosecutors say Feldmann secured a job for his wife with the social association Arbeiterwohlfahrt, known as Awo, but that she got paid far more than would normally be anticipated for the position.
In exchange, Feldmann agreed to behave “benevolently” towards the organization. Feldmann maintains his innocence. Meanwhile, Awo faces other corruption charges in court.