Authorities trusted him, the man who allegedly gave hundreds of immigrants a new perspective. After all, he was also the father of a member of parliament for the Social Democratic Party (SPD) at the time.
But Selim Ö. (59) is said to have made a fortune out of the misery of others, cheating the state out of 6.1 million euros. The alleged XXL social fraudster has been in the dock at the Regional Court since Tuesday.
It took the public prosecutor a full three hours to read the indictment, which is more than 100 pages long: “The defendant is accused of 758 crimes in which social benefits amounting to 6.1 million euros were paid without justification under false pretences.33 further attempted frauds would not have been successful. But in the other cases, the defendant is said to have cashed most of the money.
According to the public prosecutor’s office, the…
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