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Army officer sentenced over getting recruits to lay flooring at his house

The state court of Vienna sentenced a second lieutenant of the Austrian Army to nine months in jail due to misuse of authority. He had three recruits lay the flooring in his own house.

The 49-year-old told the judge that he was not able to do it himself due to stress at work. Apparently, he worked late at three different venues in Vienna and could not finish the work at home. The defendant said he was under pressure from his wife.

In order to appease his wife, the second lieutenant ordered a recruit to go to his house in the Weinviertel region (Lower Austria) during his service. He knew that this recruit was a skilled carpenter.

The lieutenant took two more recruits with him. One of them should help the carpenter and the third one was the driver as the lieutenant had to get laminate flooring in a DIY shop.

"I do not know why I did it. I know that I have caused trouble", stated the suspended defendant in court.

The action did not pay off for him at all. The lieutenant received a call only ten minutes after the recruits had started working. His superiors had got wind of the issue and ordered him to come to Vienna immediately.

On the way back, the defendant told the recruits to tell his superiors that they were only going to buy a security door for the barrack. He was thus also convicted for ordering them to make a false testimony.

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