It would appear that Germany and England are allies in this one. It could be that they are guilty of fraud. But it bears watching as its suspiciously close to the UK arrests of 52 EDL members along with Paul Weston of the British Freedom Party.
Among the accused are all five members of the Pro Köln board. In the last four years, they are said to have defrauded the city of a “high five-figure amount”, confirmed the spokesman for the state prosecutor’s office, Ulrich Bremer. Pro Köln rejects the charges.
Police and the state prosecutor’s office are investigating 15 members and sympathisers of the far-right organisation Pro Köln on the charge of organised and professional fraud. From 8 o’clock on Tuesday investigators searched 17 offices and homes of the suspects in Cologne, Leverkusen and Berlin, including the party’s central office on the Heumarkt and the Leverkusen lawyer’s office of the party leader Markus Beisicht. The investigators searched for documents that confirmed the suspected fraud. The police confiscated computers and written documents, as well as invoice receipts. The material is to be examined within the next few days.