Vivek Sharma maintains: It wasn't him. The 65-year-old man, whose real name is different, has been sitting in the dock at the Itzehoe District Court for hours, shaking his head, raising his eyebrows or repeating mantra-like that he is an honest man. He looks worn out, old and weak.
The man is charged with aiding and abetting tax evasion. He is said to have sold electronic cash registers to restaurant owners - and left them a USB stick with which the innkeepers could delete income from the system. The resulting tax loss: almost 400,000 euros. Two restaurant owners incriminated him on the witness stand.
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