The Bundestag unanimously decided to lift Nicole Bauer’s immunity. Concrete allegations that led to the repeal have not yet been made public. But there is a suspicion.
The Bundestag has lifted the immunity of the Landshut FDP politician Nicole Bauer. This means that judicial search and seizure orders against the members of the Bundestag are approved, as the Bundestag announced.
MPs voted unanimously to repeal it. They therefore followed a resolution recommended by the Committee for Election Review, Immunity and Rules of Procedure. But what is the FDP politician accused of?
Accusation of tax evasion?
Concrete allegations against Bauer, which led to the immunity being lifted, were not disclosed. Her offices in the Bundestag and constituency could not initially be reached for a statement.
But the Bayern media group reports, with reference to FDP circles, that Bauer is apparently accused of tax evasion. Your constituency is Landshut in Bavaria. The “Mittelbayerische Zeitung” quotes an anonymous source as saying that the FDP politician was allegedly “caught cold” by the allegations and that she is protesting her innocence.
At the request of Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR), a spokesman for the Landshut public prosecutor’s office said that no further information could be given for legal reasons.
Bauer was born in Vilsbiburg and has been a member of the German Bundestag since 2017 and spokeswoman for women’s affairs in the FDP parliamentary group. The industrial engineer is also a member of the Committee for Family, Women, Seniors and Youth, the Economics Committee and the Subcommittee on Civic Engagement, and Chairwoman of the FDP Women’s Group in the Bundestag.