30.08.2001 19th day in court:
The Crown Witness points out: "this is normal business".
Todays day of court proceedings ended shortly after 12:00 noon. The
Presiding Judge Gisela Hennig had announced earlier that due to the poor
health of one of the other judges, this day would have to be cut short. As
news trickled out in the afternoon, his health worsened, so that the next
two days in court were cancelled.
Today the examination by the defence focussed on the financial situation
of the Crown Witness Tarek Mousli. Councel Silke Studzinski and her
colleague Andrea Wuerdinger asked Mousli about his credit situation and
about obligations through leasing, insurance and rental contracts.
Furthermore they questioned about other payment duties and his private and
business income and expenses. Hesitating and often only after certain
suggestions by the defence, the Crown Witness admitted, that his financial
situation was less rosy than previously demonstrated.
Hereby Mousli declared exceeding his overdraft credit line and missing
and delaying payments as "common business practice". Besides
several already known (private) credits he today also admitted that he took
over two existing credits when he became a partner in the
"Snoops" fitness studio with a total of 100.000 DM.
The court case will resume on Sept. 07. 2001 at 9:15am.