After a credit deal, in which the Leipziger Internet companies Unister to have been cheated out of more than a million euros , sits a financial agent in custody. “There is a flight risk,” said the spokesman of the General Prosecutor Saxon, Wolfgang Klein, on Saturday the German Press Agency in Dresden. The suspect in Unna (Nordrhein-Westfalen) was accused of fraud in a particularly severe case of aid. “Spiegel Online” had on Saturday first reported.
The deal should have been handled in mid-July in Venice. On the return trip Unister boss Thomas Wagner and partner Oliver Schilling came in a plane crash in Slovenia killed. According to media reports Wagner to have been cheated in a so-called “Rip deal”: For a loan amounting to 10 million euros, he is said to have passed 1.5 million euros in cash as insurance. He received in return a suitcase with mostly false Swiss francs.
The man from Unna was arrested on 28 July. He sits in Dresden on remand. Unister Chef Wagner had refunded after the fraud complaint with the Italian police. At the crash site 10,000 Swiss francs had been found.
The Unister Group, which operates more than 40 Internet portals, filed for bankruptcy after Wagner’s death. In addition to the Holding are now also numerous subsidiaries in the preliminary insolvency proceedings. 90 percent of about 1,000 employees will be affected.
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