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Austria's former far-right boss judged guilty of corruption

The former leader of Austria's far-right FPÖ party, Heinz-Christian Strache, was found guilty of corruption by a regional court in Vienna on Saturday and given a suspended 15-month jail sentence. The court said he changed a law to help a friend secure public-health contracts back when he was part of a ruling coalition which collapsed in 2019, but Strache denies wrongdoing and can appeal the verdict in a higher tribunal.

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