Voters in Frankfurt remove city mayor accused of corruption

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 Voters in Frankfurt fire mayor accused of corruption

Peter Feldmann, a member of German Chancellor Olaf Scholz's center-left Social Democratic Party, was removed from office after a referendum, according to TRT World.

Voters in Germany's main financial center, Frankfurt, has been ousted as mayor of the city on trial for corruption.

Authorities said 95.1 percent of those who showed up on Sunday voted to remove Peter Feldmann, member Center-left Social Democrats German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, who was mayor for 10 years.

In March, prosecutors in Frankfurt accused Feldman of using an undue advantage.

They alleged that his partner received an unreasonably high salary as the head of a kindergarten for run by an organization that helped raise funds during his 2018 re-election campaign, and that he planned to “compassionately consider” interests of the organization in return.

Feldman, 64, denied any wrongdoing. His trial began last month.

In addition, local football club Eintracht Frankfurt, who won the Europa League in May, did not accept the mayor's apology for his behavior at the official reception after the victory. The incident occurred during the reception, when Fedman took the winning trophy from the captain and coach of the team. After this scene, the club declared that the mayor was no longer welcome in his stadium.

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