Salzburg: Two festival directors are convicted of fraud

A Salzburg court has sentenced the former Easter festival director Michael De Witte and former technical director Klaus Kretschmer to just over three years in jail for a series of embezzlements. Both were ordered to make substantial repayments.

Neither is likely to serve time. De Witte is out of the country and Kretschmer is in frail health.

Details here.

Background to the case here.

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pictured: De Witte with Eliette von Karajan, who had no knowledge of the alleged scam.

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