Following dubious campaign donations from Switzerland to the AfD, the public prosecutor’s office in Constance is now officially investigating parliamentary party leader Alice Weidel. There were initial suspicions of a violation of the party law.
This informed the prosecutor on Tuesday. The investigation is now directed against a total of four people – against Weidel and since last week against three members of their AfD district association Bodenseekreis.
Because of the immunity of Deputy Weidel, the prosecution had to send a letter to the Bundestag and wait for the expiry of a 48-hour period.
The AfD had confirmed that last year about 130,000 euros were transferred from a Swiss pharmaceutical company to the AfD district association of Lake Constance. The intended purpose was stated as: „campaign donation Alice Weidel“. The money was said to be repaid this spring. Donations of non-EU citizens to German parties are illegal.