The second day of the trial against ex-national goalkeeper Jens Lehmann lasted almost five hours, then the verdict in the criminal trial against the 54-year-old was reached. The court finds him guilty and sentences him to a fine "for a variety of offenses across the criminal code" for insult, damage to property and attempted fraud. Lehmann is to pay 210 daily rates of 2,000 euros each, a total of 420,000 euros. That's a lot of money, but given the prosecutor's demands, it's a lenient sentence. He had requested a suspended prison sentence of ten months and a fine. Because Lehmann insulted police officers, cut the roof beam of his neighbor's garage with a chainsaw and cheated on parking fees twice at Munich Airport.
As on the first of the two days of the trial, Lehmann showed little insight and did not always seem to take the proceedings seriously. As soon as he entered the hall on the first floor of the Starnberg district court, he stood in front of the media representatives with an icy look: "Which one of you is from the 'Bild' newspaper?" When no one answers, he asks a second time, and at some point someone raises their hand. Lehmann asks what the name is, then he angrily stalks to his place and takes off his winter coat.
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