The second accused – the son of the managing director – is accused of aiding and abetting fraud. According to the prosecutors, he recognized in his function as a formal managing director of MediCan at the latest after the March remuneration that the tests had not been properly billed. Nevertheless, he accepted that the following settlement would not take place properly.
License to print money?
In the spring, countless test centers were set up all over Germany. There was no mass vaccination at the time. In times of relatively high incidence values, the nationwide and at that time still free so-called citizen tests were the only way to secure cautious openings of shops and events. The testing business was limited in time, but it was equally clear that it would be highly profitable – some spoke of a license to print money. Concrete evidence of dubious machinations then emerged through joint research by NDR, WDR and Süddeutscher Zeitung. Unlike the local authorities, the three media took the trouble to post employees in front of MediCan test centers for customer counting in several cities. When comparing with the settlements, glaring differences were noticed.Updated Date: 23 October 2021, 00:01