Former Austrian Vice-Chancellor “addicted” to video games – spent up to 3,000 euros a month and charged bills to the party

Former Austrian Vice-Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache spent between 2,000 and 3,000 euros a month playing the game “Clash of Clans” on his cellphone, and his spending was reportedly attributed to his political party, according to a lawyer, once a relative of his. his.

According to foreign media reports, the Telegraph quotes Strange’s life-size detail as being included in a report that the Ibiza-based lawyer, named only as M., had submitted to the Austrian federal police in 2015.

Strache, the former leader of the far-right Freedom Party of Austria (FPÖ), resigned from all his political posts and retired from politics in October after a video appeared in Ibiza offering business contacts in exchange of political support from a woman who posed as the granddaughter of a Russian oligarch.

The “Ibiza scandal” had a seismic effect on Austrian policy with the FPÖ losing voters in the subsequent elections.

Strache was expelled from the party earlier this month.

The new report was reportedly leaked to Austrian Kleine Zeitung on Monday, and Georg Renner, the reporter who carried out the event, tweeted a photo of a federal police note saying the politician was “addicted” to the game.

According to Renner, the police investigation was dropped because M. declined to provide any further information.

Reports say it was difficult to confirm the claim after game developer Supercell did not provide account information, but there were earlier reports that Strache played the game and used a party credit card to pay for it.

At the time, the then FPÖ leader said he had used his party’s account incorrectly and had returned the money.

“Clash of Clans” is the construction of a city, its defense and the conquest of cities belonging to other players.

Players can also join forces and talk to each other in real time as they play.

Downloading the game is free, but is funded through a variety of in-game purchases, each of which can cost up to € 109, a business model that led the game to become the most profitable game app of 2013.

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