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Hans Niessl denies taking money from Swarovski

Hans Niessl denies taking money from Swarovski

Governor of Burgenland Hans Niessl is suing the magazine 'profil' after they published accusations that he received an envelope of 10,000 Euros from Swarco Chairman, Manfred Swarovski.

Niessl (SPOE) has denied that he ever received the envelope from Swarovski and has said that he was not in the state of Tyrol at the turn of 2009/2010, which is when and where the exchange is meant to have taken place.

The politician has described the news story as "built on complete untruths". Swarovski has also denied the assumptions, describing them through a spokesperson as "completely baseless and unfounded".

Niessl has said he suspects the accusations may be politically motivated, ahead of the state elections. He announced that his office will be taking the necessary steps to launch legal action against the magazine.

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