A man is said to have cheated the job center in Bremerhaven by 6.1 million euros. The trial against the 59-year-old began at the Bremen Regional Court. The accused is said to have obtained unjustified payments to Bulgarian immigrants.
On Tuesday, the trial against a 59-year-old who allegedly defrauded the Job Center in Bremerhaven of 6.1 million euros began at the Bremen Regional Court. The man must answer for social fraud in 724 cases. According to the indictment, he is said to have obtained unauthorized payments to Bulgarian immigrants as chairman of two non-profit associations.
For this purpose he is said to have issued partly false employment contracts to the people between 2013 and 2016 and to have supported them in establishing pseudo self-employment. As a result, the Bremerhaven Job Center paid out social benefits in 691 cases. In a further 33 cases, however, the Job Center is said to have refused to pay out benefits.
According to a spokesperson, the 92-page indictment was read out on Tuesday. The trial is scheduled to continue until June next year.