The so far innocent defendant was acquitted of the allegations of infidelity and the improper use of funds. The judgment is not final.
Chairman of the social association in court
In Salzburg, the chairman of a social association had to answer to court on Tuesday for breach of trust and improper use of funds. In addition, the man gets rough …
“Accounting was a mess”
As of 2018, the accused is said to have caused the solvency of the social association, which had focused on supporting minorities, through gross negligence. “Your bookkeeping was a mess,” said the judge on the first day of the trial in June. “As chairman of ‘freestyle’ you passed all commercial and association laws.” The man admitted “sloppiness”, but also said he had relied on the bookkeeping.
32,000 euros damage
The defendant stated that he had used club money, for example for private car trips. The public prosecutor’s office had assumed a total of 32,000 euros in damage. The defense attorney Stern denied that his client had used club money for purposes other than intended or for his own purposes. In the case of private withdrawals, it was about money that the defendant had advanced on his own initiative when the association was founded.
Judgment is not final
The judgment is therefore not final because the financial procurator has not given a declaration. The public prosecutor and the accused waived their right to appeal.