Investigators: lawyer invented NSU-victims with fake certificate - not his first Scam

The criminal trial at the district court of Aachen on rolling a dark Chapter in German judicial history. Of Friday to answer to a lawyer from Eschweiler, among

Investigators: lawyer invented NSU-victims with fake certificate - not his first Scam

The criminal trial at the district court of Aachen on rolling a dark Chapter in German judicial history. Of Friday to answer to a lawyer from Eschweiler, among other things, for fraud, forgery and false affidavit before the ninth Great criminal chamber.

The case attracted nationwide attention because the 52-year-old lawyer had almost two and a half years in the mammoth procedure to the ten murders of the national socialist underground (NSU), a phantom victims as co-plaintiffs before the Munich higher regional court (OLG) represented. Ralph W. from Eschweiler to according to the indictment, between April 2013 and the 10. October got off to a 2015 lawyer's fees from the justice Fund for a Victim by the name of Meral Keskin, which there never was.

victim never appears, a lawyer, conceded

Allegedly, the woman was injured at the NSU nail bomb attack in Cologne's keupstrasse in 2004. A faked medical certificate documented his time at the Munich higher regional court your supposed to be so tragic fate.

While Mrs. Keskin has appeared, despite several summons, but never in the court room, went to her lawyer like so many of his 60 colleagues regularly to the Isar and received attendance fees and reimbursement of travel expenses in the amount of 211,000 euros. In addition, the lawyer had strokes, on behalf of its client, a hardship compensation from the Federal office of justice in the amount of 5000 euros.

In the fall of 2015 turned out that the alleged victim Meral Keskin exist. Two and a half years later, the public Prosecutor's office brought charges against the alleged fraudsters. His lawyer, Peter Nickel denies the allegations.

defendant accused the deceased of Contact

Also, his client has already been asserted in the past, always his innocence. Thus, to him, a colleague from the NSU-process to have the case Keskin carry. The late Contact Attila Ö. I have submitted the fake certificate of his client. In addition, the invitation of the then Federal President, had been present, had asked for victims and survivors of the NSU to Berlin.

In retrospect, the defendant claimed that he had fallen to the ominous intermediary in. According to prosecutors, he is to have the colleagues and even a Commission for the mandate to be paid. After 232 days of negotiations in the NSU-process of dizziness flew on. Necessarily retired, Ralph W., and it must now before the court.

Other scams revealed

The illegal shenanigans seem to have a method. The prosecutors met with in their Researches on more scams: In the process to the deadly disaster at the Loveparade in Duisburg in 2010, the lawyer should have tried to Eschweiler according to the indictment, with the wrong information on the health condition of his client as co-plaintiff representatives in the process creep in. Only in such cases, the state Fund shall assume the costs for the victims ' lawyers. The investigation, according to W., the mother and the sister of the client put her up to it, with false certificates many years of sleep disorders of the clients into believing.

in Addition, the accused shall have a further Loveparade-Victims persuaded him to grant a free rein. The paper he had fired them off, then, according to prosecutors, a colleague, and the woman knew that. In both cases, the competent Duisburg criminal chamber rejected the applications of W. and his colleagues.

in addition to the criminal process is a professional legal Problem threatens the lawyers from Eschweiler. At the request of the Cologne lawyers ' chamber, the General Prosecutor's office checks whether W. stand contrary to the behaviour. The 52-Year-old could lose in the case of a high debt-to-spell his admission as a lawyer. A authorities spokeswoman said on request: "The procedure is currently suspended with a view to the criminal process in Aachen."

Updated Date: 06 August 2020, 11:26

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