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Top Hells Angel gets four years in jail

The Local · 14 Jun 2012, 17:16

Published: 14 Jun 2012 17:16 GMT+02:00

The man named only as Steffen R., who is now in a witness protection scheme, ran a “terror brigade” called Legion 81 out of Kiel – in support of the Hells Angels in the city, said state prosecutor Alexander Ostrowski in his closing remarks in court.

The case being heard by the Kiel district court yielded more than evidence about Steffen R.’s own crimes – he described in detail the structures of the biker gang in the region. Since then he has been under police protection at a secret location for fear of attacks.

“The criminal justice authorities will not tolerate a small group putting its interests over those of others and developing its own regime,” said Ostrowski.

But he said he was only calling for a relatively mild sentence because the accused had distanced himself from his former comrades and had put himself in danger by giving evidence against the Hells Angels.

Steffen R.’s testimony led to huge raids last month in three states across northern Germany involving more than 1,000 police officers. Detectives are still working at a warehouse in Altenholz near Kiel where they hope to find the remains of a missing man concreted into the foundations.

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20:30 June 14, 2012 by Landmine
Ooooohhhhhh! Four years for human trafficking and grievous bodily harm -I bet he is very very sorry....

What a joke of a sentence for the misery this idiot has caused....
20:44 June 14, 2012 by nehamas
these guys are a problem not just in Germany but also around the world: http://www.latitudenews.com/story/hells-angels-germany-bandidos/ #latitudenews
21:31 June 14, 2012 by Bilderberg
4yeqrs is only nappy time for these fellows. How,stupid are these judges and lawmakers? Pathetic!
11:01 June 15, 2012 by William Thirteen
'The criminal justice authorities will not tolerate a small group putting its interests over those of others and developing its own regime'

tell that to Goldman Sachs!
11:13 June 15, 2012 by reichefraufinden
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12:12 June 15, 2012 by lucksi
So mercy killing of your mother gets you 3 years which should be legal and this guy gets 4. Sounds fair.
13:53 June 15, 2012 by TheWonderer
You forgot that that includes a considerable "discount" for being a crown-witness against others - due to his statements, lots of other proceedings have started (also the huge raid last or last but one week ago).

A low sentence is to encourage others to quit organized crime, too.

TheWonderer
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