The Limp Arm of the Law

When it came time for Heinz Nieder, to go to prison for the rest of his life, the local authorieis sent him a letter (g). We now have another example of the German authorities' never-ending, relentless, embittered, near-frenzied search for the truth: art hoarder Cornelius Gurlitt. He deceived the Munich prosecutors' office using one of the most devious strategems imaginable:

"State prosecutors insisted that Mr Gurlitt had 'gone missing'. However, the reporters said Mr Gurlitt had been at home all the time and had simply refused to answer the door."

2 thoughts on “The Limp Arm of the Law

  1. Has was accused of not paying his taxes (and his home was searched therefore), but apparently he did pax his taxes in Austria, with which Germany has a “Doppelbesteuerungsabkommen.”

    Accordung to newer newspaper reports, the art belongs to him by law (sadly) and the prosecutors will have to give it back to him…


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