National Bank of Austria vice-governor faces bribery charges

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Wolfgang Duchatczek

Austrian prosecutors have charged nine people, including National Bank of Austria vice-governor Wolfgang Duchatczek, with bribery in relation to money-printing deals signed with Syria and Azerbaijan.

Following an 18-month investigation into Oesterreichische Banknoten- und Sicherheitsdruck (OeBS), the branch of the Austrian central bank responsible for note printing, Duchatczek and the other defendants have been charged with paying €14 million ($18.6 million) to win contracts, a spokeswoman for t

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