The following article describes the prosecution of a wealthy Lebanese criminal clan that diverted hundreds of thousands of euros in German welfare money to line their own pockets.
Europeans have been told over and over again that immigrants enrich their culture, but it seems that they primarily enrich themselves at the expense of the native taxpayers.
Many thanks to Hellequin GB for translating this article from Junge Freiheit. The translator’s comments are in square brackets:
€456,000 Hartz IV for a multimillion-dollar clan
The trial of members of the Al-Z. clan has begun before the Düsseldorf district court. The upshot is that the taxpayer financed the extended family, which is already worth millions and comes from Lebanon, with 456,000 euros Hartz IV. Clan boss Badia Al-Zein, his wife, four sons and a daughter-in-law are accused.
The public prosecutor raises serious allegations: money laundering, extortion, tax evasion, hostage-taking, dangerous bodily harm, exploitation, coercion — and gang-like welfare fraud. Between 2014 and 2021, the German state supported the family’s luxurious lifestyle with almost half a million euros. How it happened that this large sum was paid to the dreaded clan should now be clarified. How could the job center pour out the cornucopia for seven years for a clan that flaunted their wealth in public? Why wasn’t it decided that they should first sell their villa and luxury cars before money from the state arrived?
Badia Al-Zein, who came to Germany without papers in 1990 and married a twelve-year-old here under Islamic law a year later, was arrested a year ago. The 47-year-old stateless person has been in custody for that long — just like two of his sons. The rest of the accused, including his wife, with whom he fathered nine children, are at large.
“High pressure on the public prosecutor’s office”
When the police stopped the man — who wears a long gray beard in court — in his Mercedes S-Class on June 8, 2021, he had €17,830 in cash with him. During a raid on the Leverkusen clan villa, the investigators found a further €341,415 and US$2,000 in bills and various jewelry worth around €200,000. The trial should now reveal where the extended Al-Z family, whose patriarch, according to Bild, never did regular work, got the money from. The suspicion: It stems from crime. [No? Really? Imagine my shock.]
So far, Badia Al-Zein has never been convicted. For example, witnesses for the prosecution failed to appear in court in 2019 when a restaurant was robbed, or withdrew incriminating statements. This time, too, the accused appeared confident of victory in front of his supporters in the audience. He clenched his fist, raised it with his arm outstretched, and then waved to his followers in the hall. His lawyer speaks of a “politically motivated” procedure. [Does he mean by that that these people should be allowed to do as they please and aren’t subject to the law? Sounds like it to me, because that guy is not in custody for walking into the Reichstag building, now is he?] According to Bild, he said: “There is a lot of political pressure on the public prosecutor.”
It won’t be clear until November at the earliest whether it will be enough for a conviction this time. Until then, the court has initially set dates.
Afterword from the translator:
The stupid are fleeced, but learn nothing and continue to attract, through virtue-signalling, profiteers from all over the world. Also, why get “politically” excited about a case when the whole country is nothing more than an open-air lunatic asylum?
On the other hand, one is curious to see what explanations the benefits department of the Leverkusen “Job Center” will submit to the court. The Al-Zein clan is not the first case in Leverkusen; the Goman Clan also stole hundreds of thousands of euros from Hartz IV, expensive swanky cars were also parked in front of the door, and the house was more reminiscent of a castle.