Ex-German President Charged Over Oktoberfest Bribes

Law360, New York (April 12, 2013, 2:36 PM EDT) -- German prosecutors on Friday charged former German President Christian Wulff for allegedly accepting bribes from a filmmaker during Oktoberfest in exchange for lobbying efforts with Siemens AG to support a movie project.

Prosecutors in Hanover charged Wulff and filmmaker David Groenewold with corruption and bribery. During a visit to Munich in 2008 for Oktoberfest, Groenwald paid about $939 for Wulff’s child care and hotel and $4,202 for his dinner with six or seven guests, prosecutors said in a statement. At the time, Wulff was prime minister...
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