On the ninth Day of the trial, it suddenly looks as if it could burst wide criminal proceedings against Arafat Abou-Chaker and three of his brothers. According to plan, well two weeks have passed since the last hearing because the presiding judge was on vacation. In this time, however, a lot has happened. The brothers Abou-Chaker had to her mother to bury. Then, on Tuesday of last week, there was a large RAID, in which Arafat Abou-Chaker on his property in Kleinmachnow in the early Morning of the tax investigation, the police and the special operations command and out of bed was brought in. Around 300 officers were deployed, 18 objects were searched, it of millions should have been seized.
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just this use, looked after a well-prepared strike of the investigating authorities against the Arab main accused and him financially sensitive could meet, now threatens the criminal case. In any case, Arafat Abou-Chakers lawyers demanding the setting of the process. The reason is that During the house search so-called defense has been seized documents Abou-Chakers or photographed – a folder with extra for the criminal process, provided documents and handwritten notes from the procedure.
Already five days Bushido has said as a witness before the district court and in detail both on the private connection between the two men, as well as your business relationship information is to be provided. Abou-Chaker has written on behalf of his attorneys, apparently, page-by-page, to talk about what are the points from his point of view, and to argue will be.Wanted to be neighbors: nameplates of the Abou-Chaker and Bushido in Kleinmachnow : photo: EPA
Now is the legal position clearly, and all parties to the proceedings agreed that investigators should not have access to such documents. What that means in this case, however, remains at the Wednesday open in the first place. The defenders of Arafat Abou-Chaker't see the "principle of Fair Trial infringed" and find: "This procedure is the situation repairable." The Prosecutor argues, however, Provided they could, the documents would be returned: "The can't bring this procedure to the case." The judge speaks of "a couple of abdominal pain", finally decides, on the next Day of the trial to first download a official of the tax investigation as a witness.
For other invertebrates is the fact that the RAID on a large scale to the public have been reported from the early hours of the morning to ensure meanwhile. Media representatives should already have the arrival of the police in Kleinmachnow filmed. In room 500 of the criminal court, the question is therefore: Who has informed the journalists about the large-scale operation? And what may be part of Bushido in order to which has been requested according to their own information ten days in advance of the tax police the key to his Villa on the property? Bushido denies that the aim and date of the action known. Authorities of the internal investigation, according to the Prosecutor's office, in the meantime, due to the betrayal of official secrets.
The defense of Arafat Abou-Chaker, however, under a strategic interest. The lawyers speak of an "incredible performance" with the aim of Arafat Abou-Chaker "media as violent represent clan criminal". Chief Prosecutor Petra Leister, responded: "An attempt by the reputation, I don't see it." Where she calls it a "very unhappy" that it was the "long-planned" searches in the middle of the ongoing criminal proceedings. But "due to organizational reasons" had not been possible otherwise.Updated Date: 30 September 2020, 22:19