next Tuesday to answer to the former mayor of Eschborn, Mathias Geiger (FDP), as a result of his successful appeal to the Federal court of justice (BGH) again before the land court Frankfurt. This is the Frankfurt public Prosecutor's office announced on Friday. Geiger was convicted in November of 2018, because of secret treason, in a case in coincidence with the breach of tax secrecy to a fine of 180 daily rates of 170 euros. A third was adopted because of the excessively long duration of proceedings. The court was convinced that the politician was copied in his time as the first city Council between 2012 and 2014, in the office of then-mayor documents and the city's Michael Bauer (plain text) - prescribed distribution.
This took advantage of the information according to the judgment, especially in an election battle for the mayor's office. Later, a Journalist who had supported builders were, some of the CDs with the stored Material to the police. The background is a dispute between a farmer and violinist, was, therefore, because the latter did not want to make the journalists after winning election to his press Secretary.
Bauer is sentenced in October by the local court of Frankfurt and abetting breaches of official secrecy to a fine of 40 daily rates of 70 Euro. He was originally indicted for three cases, due to limitation, he was, however, convicted of only one. The judgment is not appealable, because Bauer stopped for a Revision.
In the case of Geiger, the Supreme court has reversed the judgment in part and remit the case to the district court referred it back. The judge confirmed the conclusions of the trial chamber, although for the most part. However, they saw the violation of the tax secrecy is not sufficiently justified. The conviction was based on the fact that the Geiger copied documents tax returns of the company. According to the BGH, the court must examine whether the violinist has acquired his knowledge about it "in his capacity as a Minister" and not only "occasionally" its Service performance.
Because this is the only Geiger Revision has appealed and the Prosecutor's office is not, can vary the penalty is higher than in the first judgment.Updated Date: 31 July 2020, 16:20