Eckhard Rehberg, a spokesman for the Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania Group, confirmed to the German press on Sunday evening that the 53-year-old had crashed on a return flight from Cuba to Germany. .
According to a report by “Build”, Stress lost consciousness on the plane and the crew began an emergency landing in the Irish capital, Dublin. But it was too late for any help for the CDU politician.
It is not yet clear whether Strains was in Cuba for business or pleasure. According to Eckhardt Rehberg, she was with her husband.
Karin Strains joined the Bundestag in 2009
The strain came from the Ludwigslaust-Parchim district of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. They entered the German parliament for the first time by direct order in the 2009 Bundestag elections.
In the 2013 and 2017 elections, they won one of the six direct mandates in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. He was a Member of Parliament for the Northeast from 2002 to 2006 and from 2007 to 2009. In the Bundestag they last sat on the defense committee.
Cash related searches from Azerbaijan
The search for the CDU politician and former CSU parliamentarian began in early 2020 in connection with the outflow of money from the dictatorial regime of Azerbaijan. At the time, the Frankfurt Public Prosecutor was talking about the four million euros that flowed through British mailbox companies and Baltic accounts between 2008 and 2016.
Bribery and money laundering were investigated. During a search in January 2020, 16 apartments and business premises in Berlin, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Bavaria and Belgium were inspected, including a member of the Bundestag.
Despite the allegations, Strains remained a member of the Bundestag but did not want to run in the September elections. (Last / dpa)