New investigation into disgraced German lawmaker over mask sales

Prosecutors in Germany have launched an initial review into business deals made by a governing party lawmaker over the sale of coronavirus masks. The sale of the masks has caused a political storm, leading Nikolas Loebel from the governing Christian Democrats (CDU) to resign and another conservative lawmaker to leave his party. Prosecutors in the city of Mannheim will determine whether there is enough evidence to proceed with a full inquiry into Loebel’s actions. The other lawmaker, Georg Nuesslein, is already being investigated by prosecutors in Munich on possible charges of bribery and corru…

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