Since the organised economic crime is not the focus of this blog, my interest in the Firtash case is his lawyer, rather than the oligarch himself.* His lawyer's name is Dieter Böhmdorfer (1943) and he is former Minister of Justice of Austria (29.02.2000 - 25.06.2004).
After Böhmdorfer left his post as Minister of Justice, he returned to his legal practice and started working for the law firm Böhmdorfer-Schender Rechtsanwalt GmbH which he co-founded with FPÖ's member Rüdiger Schender (1974). To remind the readers, at least two members of the FPÖ (namely Johannes Hübner and Johann Gudenus) were "observers" at the illegitimate Crimean "referendum". Up until recently, FPÖ cooperated with the Ukrainian radical right-wing Svoboda party.
|Dieter Böhmdorfer and FPÖ's Uwe Scheuch|
* This said, there are reports of the links between Firtash and pro-Russian ultranationalists in the Crimea. This obviously merits further research and investigation.