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Osnabrück (dpa / lni) – Less than a year after his arrest, Osnabrück’s public prosecutor filed fraud charges against wind energy entrepreneur Hendrik Holt of Emsland. A total of five accused must answer in the process, announced Osnabrück government counsel on Thursday. AAP is accused of committing gang and commercial fraud in five cases between October 25, 2019 and February 10, 2020. One of the accused was also accused of delaying bankruptcy, it said. The Osnabrück Regional Court has not yet decided on the opening of the main proceedings.
Five people are said to have defrauded an Italian and German subsidiaries of a Scottish energy company with numerous forged documents. According to the government attorney’s office, the two companies invested in non-existent wind power projects. The four fictitious projects were sold to both investors at the same time. Both energy companies suffered losses of around 6 million euros.
With these two cases, the investigation against Holt and his alleged accomplices is not yet over, according to the government attorney’s office. It will continue to be determined. According to earlier reports, there should be more victims and a total loss of ten million euros. According to prior information from a former Holt lawyer, he admitted the allegations on a large scale.
Holt was already charged in Meppen district court with other fraud charges in the complex last autumn and sentenced to two and a half years in prison for fraud. The Osnabrück Regional Court initially overturned the ruling, but the case had to be dealt with again following a ruling by the Oldenburg High Regional Court.
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