Feldmann has to go to court: Charges against Frankfurt mayor in AWO affair admitted

He is said to have got his girlfriend at the time a lucrative job in a day care center.

Feldmann has to go to court: Charges against Frankfurt mayor in AWO affair admitted

He is said to have got his girlfriend at the time a lucrative job in a day care center. In addition, the public prosecutor's office accuses Frankfurt's Lord Mayor Feldmann of having promised benevolent treatment to the Arbeiterwohlfahrt in return for donations. A court is now dealing with the allegations.

Frankfurt's Lord Mayor Peter Feldmann has to go to court on suspicion of accepting an advantage. As the Frankfurt district court announced, a corresponding charge by the public prosecutor's office was admitted. However, dates have not yet been determined.

In March, the public prosecutor's office brought charges against the 63-year-old in connection with allegations of fraud and excessive salaries at Arbeiterwohlfahrt (AWO). Feldmann's partner at the time and later wife is said to have received too much money as the head of a German-Turkish daycare center. The indictment accuses Feldmann that this employment relationship was closed from 2014 due to his position as mayor.

In the 2018 election campaign, the Frankfurt AWO is said to have supported Feldmann by raising donations. In return, he had tacitly agreed with the person in charge of the district association at the time that the interests of the AWO Frankfurt would be "benevolently" taken into account in his office. According to the public prosecutor, the proceedings against Feldmann's former wife, from whom he is now separated, and against those responsible for AWO were separated.

It was only on Wednesday that Feldmann had again rejected calls for his resignation after several public missteps. He just wants to largely do without representative public appointments until the end of the summer break. After demands for his resignation from the SPD city association, he offered his party to suspend membership. Several factions in Frankfurt's Römer threatened to initiate voting procedures against the mayor if necessary. However, the hurdles are high.

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