Ammunition affair within the KSK: Former commander in courtroom | EUROtoday

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A Bundeswehr soldier from the KSK elite unit is coaching on this image from 2017.
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Elite troopers have been capable of anonymously return ammunition that was lacking from the shares. Their commander is alleged to have thwarted prosecution with this motion and should now reply in courtroom.

NAfter an ammunition affair on the Special Forces Command (KSK), former KSK commander Markus Kreitmayr has to reply earlier than the Tübingen district courtroom from this Friday. The public prosecutor's workplace accuses the 55-year-old brigadier basic of failing to cooperate in felony proceedings in accordance with Section 40 of the Military Penalty Act. The accusation is corresponding to the felony offense of obstruction of justice.

The background is that in the course of the annual ammunition stock for 2019, vital shortages have been found within the KSK ammunition warehouse in Calw, west of Stuttgart. The brigadier basic was conscious of the stock report, in keeping with the general public prosecutor's workplace. Kreitmayr then determined that the troopers may return ammunition anonymously and with impunity. The nameless return of the ammunition in spring 2020 made it unattainable to prosecute these crimes.

Kreitmayr's legal professionals, Christian Mensching and Bernd Müssig, had acknowledged: “The allegations made against General Kreitmayr in the indictment are factually and legally unfounded; The defense assumes that the accusation will not stand up in court.” The accusation will not be legally viable.

Kreitmayr is taken into account harmless till the proceedings are legally concluded. Four listening to dates have been scheduled for the trial till the top of February.