Processes: Another fraud process against Brandt in Gera

The former Thuringian NPD functionary and former V-man for the protection of the constitution, Tino Brandt, has been before the Gera district court again for fraud since Friday.

Processes: Another fraud process against Brandt in Gera

The former Thuringian NPD functionary and former V-man for the protection of the constitution, Tino Brandt, has been before the Gera district court again for fraud since Friday. In April last year, the Federal Court of Justice partially granted the defendant's revision and referred the case back for retrial. Brandt was sentenced to a total of six years and nine months in prison in August 2019 for large-scale fraud.

Among other things, it is about excessive insurance contracts with employment offices, health insurance companies and accident insurance companies, which were used to make cash. The Gera judges found him guilty in 57 cases of commercial fraud and in 12 cases of attempted commercial fraud. The Karlsruhe judges saw legal errors in some of Brandt's fraud offenses. Due to the long period of time, the new verdict is likely to be milder.

Brandt was one of the best-known neo-Nazi cadres in Thuringia in the 1990s. He had set up and led the "Thuringian Homeland Security" - a network of neo-Nazis in which the NSU trio Uwe Böhnhardt, Uwe Mundlos and Beate Zschäpe also moved. Brandt also coordinated the "comradeships" in Thuringia. At the same time, he spied on his own comrades for the Thuringian Office for the Protection of the Constitution and received a state fee for doing so. In 2001 he was exposed as an informant.

Decision of the Federal Court of Justice on the revision of Brandt

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