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Green official was 'pimp as well as fraudster'
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Green official was 'pimp as well as fraudster'

Published: 16 Nov 2012 12:15 GMT+01:00
Updated: 16 Nov 2012 12:15 GMT+01:00

A disgraced Green Party official on trial for embezzling party funds to pay for affairs with prostitutes may also have run an escort service, it emerged this week.

Judge Jörg Tiemann announced the new allegation at the start of the second day of Christian Goetjes' trial on charges of embezzling around €274,000 from the Brandenburg Green Party between January 2010 and February 2011, when he served as party treasurer.

But in addition to that, the judge said on Thursday, "There are indications that the accused procures prostitutes for home and hotel visits." The 34-year-old may even have continued to do so after the start of his trial, Die Welt newspaper reported.

A Berlin police investigator reportedly found that for the past several months, Goetjes had operated as a pimp for Bulgarian prostitutes using two computers, making the arrangements via a mobile phone registered under his mother's name.

On top of that, he is also said to have driven the women to their appointments personally, arranged payment and taken half of the money as his cut. He had told the court last week that he lived on unemployment benefit.

Berlin state police submitted the new information on to the court on Wednesday - which was why, the judge explained, no witnesses could be called for Thursday. But one of the alleged prostitutes is to testify on Monday, November 26, when the trial resumes.

On the first day of his trial last week, Goetjes confessed to the embezzlement charges, but contended that he had taken the money not for himself, but to help the two Berlin prostitutes in question.

He said he met the first woman when she was working as a prostitute in the capital. Initially he paid to have sex with her, but later developed a personal relationship - and paid €20,000 for her to go to rehab to try to kick her heroin habit.

The court also heard that he started another relationship with a second prostitute who defrauded him of €200,000. She spun him a story about needing money to pay for her sister's hospital treatment, and how she was being blackmailed by a creditor.

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15:08 November 16, 2012 by Leo Strauss
'pimp as well as fraudster'

Sounds like a great slogan for all of the Bankster-run U.N. Agenda 21 Green Nazis.
15:16 November 16, 2012 by The-ex-pat
He should fit right into politics then..............
16:10 November 16, 2012 by raandy
He is one gullible person with a big heart and hard ^n ( he did give one lady 20K for rehab and the other xk for her ailing sister). Talk about the little head controlling the big one.
17:50 November 16, 2012 by sonriete
He could not have been a very good pimp if he had to pay the ladies himself.
19:04 November 16, 2012 by Berlin fuer alles
So this is where the likes of Siemens usw. get their hookers. Nice.
20:48 November 16, 2012 by realist1961
circumcision and hookers, it's all we hear about
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