Schlesinger also allegedly used his chauffeur-driven company car for private purposes. The broadcaster: “The director’s company car agreement states: ‘The RBB provides the director Ms. Schlesinger with a company car with driver for professional and private use. “”
Various allegations against Schlesinger
Schlesinger, who is currently also the ARD community president, has been exposed to various allegations for weeks that “Business Insider” launched the case. The central question is whether she and the station’s chief controller could have handled the possible collision of interests too laxly.
Consulting contracts for an RBB construction project and orders from Schlesinger’s husband at Messe Berlin play a role. RBB Chairman of the Board, Wolf-Dieter Wolf, is also the chief supervisor of the public lounge. Both denied the allegations. Investigations are underway in the houses. Wolf’s RBB office is stalled and the construction project is on hold.
Criticism of salary increase
Schlesinger also drew criticism due to a 16% pay rise to 303,000 euros. In the meantime, she was willing to address the board again. There was also resentment because of the official dinners, which Schlesinger hosted in her capacity as director of RBB in her private apartment in Berlin.
An AfD posting on the RBB affair had no consequences. The Berlin public prosecutor’s office has decided not to open an investigation into the specific complaint at this time. The “Tagesspiegel” first reported on this.