Because he feigned threats against himself, a North Rhine-Westphalian local politician from the Greens had to pay a fine of 3,600 euros. The defense initially lodged an objection to the decision from the beginning of February, but the objection was withdrawn on Wednesday, as a court spokesman in Erkelenz said. The amount of the fine is therefore final.
The charge of faking criminal offenses and using license plates of anti-constitutional organizations was finally established in February. According to the court, the man had reported several alleged right-wing extremist threats that he had allegedly received since July 2022. According to the findings of the judiciary, however, this never existed.
As the investigation revealed, the man faked the threats. Among other things, he had reported several graffitis on the house and car to the police, including a mirrored swastika with the inscription “Jew”. He also claimed to have discovered several threats in his mailbox. In one case it was an alleged "NSU 2.0" death threat.
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