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2021-02-23T06:00:01+00:00

German public prosecutor's office searches Mayor's office in Halle over alleged misappropriation of Covid-19 vaccine

German public prosecutor's office searches Mayor's office in Halle over alleged misappropriation of Covid-19 vaccine
Dr. Bernd Wiegand, Lord Mayor of Halle (Saale) Credit: Marco Warmuth (Public Domain)

In Halle, offices of the city and Mayor Bernd Wiegand have been searched since Monday morning. According to the public prosecutor's office, this concerns a preliminary investigation against Wiegand because of his premature Covid-19 vaccination.

There is suspicion that the Covid-19 vaccine was embezzled - i.e. intentionally - according to the statement of the public prosecutor's office. The search covered the office of the mayor, rooms of the municipal health department and the vaccination center. The public prosecutor's office pointed out that the search was not tantamount to a preliminary conviction. The presumption of innocence applies.

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