01.11.2021 – 06:00
NDR North German Broadcasting
During the investigation against the conspiracy ideologist Attila Hildmann, there was apparently a mole in the Berlin judiciary. According to ARD research, a former employee of the Berlin Public Prosecutor’s Office is suspected of having passed information on to the accused Hildmann.
According to information from the ARD political magazine Kontraste and the research format STRG_F, which the NDR produces for funk, it is 32-year-old M. from Berlin. Among other things, she is said to have accessed documents relating to the investigation against Hildmann. A spokesman for the Berlin Public Prosecutor’s Office confirmed on request that a former employee from the agency’s IT department was being investigated on suspicion of breaching official confidentiality and attempting to prevent punishment. According to the authorities, the employee was given notice without notice.
The public prosecutor’s office got on the trail of employee M. when the 32-year-old is said to have been noticed several times during police operations. Among other things, the police identified M. in the vicinity of an activist of the lateral thinker scene. As a result, the public prosecutor’s office checked in May which data the system administrator at the time had recently accessed, says spokesman Martin Steltner on request. “There were unauthorized inquiries about various people from the right-wing extremist and lateral thinker scene,” said Steltner. As a result, suspect M.’s apartment in Berlin was searched in July and data carriers were seized.
In addition to passing on data, the accused is said to have visited Hildmann in Turkey at the beginning of the year. This is what a former companion of Hildmann, Kai Enderes, claims in an interview with Kontraste and STRG_F. M. also passed the arrest warrant on to Hildmann, according to Enderes.
The judiciary now wants to draw conclusions from the data scandal in the attorney general’s office. In the future, it should be recorded more comprehensively who has accessed which documents and when. In addition, the law enforcement agency is examining how the data in sensitive investigative proceedings can be better protected against unauthorized access, says a spokesman for the Berlin judicial administration on request.
The former judicial employee M. did not want to comment on the allegations. Hildmann, who gave an interview to Kontraste and STRG_F, did not want to comment on the specific allegations.
Criminal proceedings have been ongoing against Hildmann since last year for numerous offenses, including sedition and resistance to law enforcement officers. Hildmann, who has German and Turkish citizenship, is said to be currently in Turkey. Turkey does not extradite Turkish nationals.
STRG_F, Monday, November 1st, 5:00 p.m .: https://www.youtube.com/c/STRGF
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