The case surrounding the fired director of Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg (RBB), Patricia Schlesinger, had other personal consequences. RBB’s board chairman Wolf-Dieter Wolf has resigned, a spokesperson for the broadcaster confirmed on Wednesday. In addition, the head of the main department, Verena Formen-Mohr, was fired with immediate effect. However, the broadcaster declined to give details.
Schlesinger, 61, resigned as director of the RBB on Sunday. A few days earlier, she had already resigned from the presidency of the ARD after numerous accusations were made against her about her conduct in office. On Monday, the Berlin prosecutor’s office announced that it had launched preliminary proceedings against Schlesinger, her husband and Wolf. It is, therefore, the suspicion of infidelity and exploitation.
Among other things, the portal “Business Insider” gradually reported more and more accusations against the 61-year-old man. Among other things, she is said to have not properly charged for dinner in her private apartment, which RBB paid for, and also used her high-end company car for private trips. Bild newspaper also reported costly renovations to Schlesinger’s office.
In addition, RBB chairman Wolf, in his role as chairman of the supervisory board of state-owned Messe Berlin, reportedly provided Schlesinger’s husband and former Spiegel journalist Gerhard Spörl with lucrative consulting contracts. . These would have had a total value of 140,000 euros. After the allegations became known, Wolf had already suspended his office at RBB. He also resigned from the Berlin fair’s supervisory board on Tuesday.