Justice Minister Merk. There Are Reasons to Doubt [Topic Gustl Mollath for English speaking readers]
Gustl Mollath is a German Whistleblower* who reported about cases of ‘black money‘ transfers from Germany to Switzerland. His own report to the authorities, a report that included names of involved bank accounts, was ignored by the Bavarian prosecution department (“Staatsanwaltschaft”). Instead, he was sentenced** to a life in the forensic psychiatry following personal charges filed by his wife.
The HypoVereinsbank made an internal investigation about the reported black money cases. The Bank confirmed in their audit report, signed 2003, that “all verifiable statements have proven to be correct” (“alle nachprüfbaren Behauptungen haben sich als zutreffend herausgestellt”). Some employees were dismissed then.
This audit report (“Sonderrevisionsbericht”) was requested by the Bavarian prosecution department in 2011. The Bavarian Minister of Justice, Beate Merk, stated in 2012, that “these are two different cases” (the files of the former wife and the charges regarding black money transfers filed by him) and that he is in the psychiatry for good reason****.
Note that the mentioned audit report contains a sentence saying that since Mr. Mollath lost his income*** and was, so the assumption of the audit, financially dependent on his wife, it “can not be excluded that he will bring the charges to the public“, in fact, and that there “is a risk that he eventually tries to sell his informations”.
This exact audit, signed 2003, is in the hands of the prosecution department since 2011. And Mrs. Merk gives an interview in 2012 saying that Mr. Mollath’s detention in the psychiatry is legit. Don’t miss this interview in its full length.
* There is a small side debate in Germany whether he can really be called a “Whistleblower”, lead by a few (2 or 3, but in written form only 1) typical erm Krautish small-checkered tie knotters, arguing that he was not involved himself but whistled as the husband of the involved employee (who would never have whistled, indeed said openly that she whill do care to destroy Mollath if he files a report about her or the Bank. This sentence was quoted by the person whom she said that to in a statuory declaration [“eidesstattliche Versicherung”]) [see 1] [and 2]. Taking into account that he is in the forensic psychiatry since the judgement/sentence 2006, called a confused and violent person, while his former wife is free and doing extremely dubious businesses in the meanwhile [re those dubious businesses after she had to leave the HypoVereinsbank following the audit, see the telepolis/heise.de-link here], gives however enough reasons not to doubt that Whistleblower label. Furthermore, he reported about trainings for HypoVereinsbank employees, in which he participated with his wife, trainings teaching the employees to incite bank customers to black money investments in Switzerland.
** He was not officially “sentenced” as such, he was declared not guilty but to be a person needing psychiatric help. He is in the Psychiatry until today.
*** After studying engineering, he started his own business in the sports automotive sector, a business that had to be given up
**** A Report Mainz/ARD interview. The “in 2012” link above will guide you directly there. A second vid file link you should not miss is the link to “Der Fall Gustl Mollath. Unschuldig in der Psychiatrie“. Also Report Mainz/ARD (it’s also on the media databank in the BR, currently still visible there, but the BR part of the ARD is regularly loosing some contents, just like happens to the ZDF sometimes too [see 2nd topic in the current navibar], so in order to avoid broken link cases, the link you see above is a link that we hope has a chance to last a bit longer.)
Direct Link to the HypoVereinsbank audit report 2003, pdf – click this in case the link above loads too long. – You can read this pdf file also without downloading, by entering this pdf link into the appropriate web address line on the page http://view.samurajdata.se/ erm btw YES, the SPIEGEL has that topic too, even if they’re not ready yet with the article in EN language. You will find the link to the SPIEGEL article in DE language in the comment section of our DE language page regarding this topic. You cannot miss it, it’s currently the 3rd topic in our navibar -> right there: –> –> [third from top.] –>
[please note that all these statements do have exact links to the source documents, all these links will be placed, this page is still quite fresh] [in the meantime, if you want to be faster, you can take a look at the chronology page on the webpage made by supporters of Gustl Mollath. This chronology page contains links to original documents] [feel also free to check the press review page on that very same support website]
in the meanwhile, please click on the Gustl Mollath topic in our navibar > German language. Click it and check the comments. This article in German also gives exact links to relevant material.
there is an openPetition running, calling Beate merk to step down.