House search of ex-FPÖ member Jenewein | SN.at

September 11, 2021 by archyde

The BVT affair is richer by another facet: In the investigation into the alleged disclosure of data by an employee of the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution and Counter Terrorism (BVT) there was a house search of the former FPÖ MP Hans-Jörg Jenewein, reports the ” Standard “online. Jenewein was in the BVT-U committee one of the sharpest critics of the state of affairs in the protection of the constitution and vehemently defended former interior minister Herbert Kickl (FPÖ).

Jenewein’s apartment has now been searched on suspicion of illegal flows of information from the Office for the Protection of the Constitution. According to “Standard”, six officials confiscated numerous USB sticks, folders, smartphones and other IT devices from the former MP on Saturday morning – the FPÖ faction leader was in the U-Committee and now works in the FPÖ club.

He is accused of having incited a longstanding constitutional protection officer to abuse office – which both reject. This is said to have conveyed to him alleged secrets, for example the names of the police officers who identified the Soko Tape for the Ibiza video, or information about new projects in the Ministry of the Interior.

The investigation against Jenewein came after evaluating cell phone data from the intelligence service O. He had already been arrested at the end of January 2021, and there, too, it was about the flow of information. He is suspected of having passed information on to a former BVT department head – who at the time worked for Wirecard board member Jan Marsalek and who is said to have persuaded him to flee.

According to “Standard”, there are only a few indications of payment so far – only a signal message suggests that. The Vienna Public Prosecutor’s Office does not provide any information about the case because it is classified. O. had always made the allegations in the past. Jenewein denied to the “standard” that “ever having paid money for any information”.

By the way, Jenewein successfully proceeded against allegations by ÖVP security spokesman Karl Mahrer in the case of O. Mahrer was – with a judgment of August 30th – ordered by the court to revoke statements about Jenewein at a press conference. According to “Zackzack”, Mahrer had to revoke such claims about ex-politician Peter Pilz.

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Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

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