AfD’s Bystroň used a fake Munich address, media reported

Peter Bystron, a controversial Czech-born German politician, faces fresh suspicions that he used a fake Munich address. According to the DPA agency, investigators suspect his residence in his constituency in the northern part of the Bavarian capital. News magazine Der Spiegel and ZDF television first reported on the case.

A member of the Bundestag for the Alternative for Germany (AfD), described as a right-wing populist to the extreme right, is second on the party’s candidate list for June’s European parliamentary elections, but she suspended campaigning last week. Said to be for family reasons. Before that, however, his own party called on him to do so because of suspicions that he had received bribes from a pro-Russian network, which Bystron denies. Even candidate leader Maximilian Krau, who faced similar doubts, is no longer campaigning.

Bystroň, according to the DPA, denies that he used a fake residence. “I have a valid lease agreement but have been barred from moving in as the previous tenant refused to move out. Once the apartment is vacated by the court, I will move in,” the DPA quoted the politician as saying. According to Spiegel, the tenant is a convicted fugitive in the past. Bystron is a member of parliament for the district of Munich where the apartment is located.

Bystron recently told ČTK that this is a campaign aimed at discrediting all parties who want to end the military conflict in Ukraine and thus influence the European Parliament elections. He thinks the investigation will stop after the election.

According to Deník N, weekly newspaper Die Zeit and public broadcaster ARD, there is a recording of Bystron accepting 20,000 euros (over 490,000 crowns) from Arťom Marchevsky, a Russian propagandist behind the media company Voice of Europe. , which Bystroň used to deliver dialogues.

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