The presumption of innocence applies, of course, during a Prosecutor’s investigation. Wiesbaden Lord mayor Sven Gerich (SPD), advantage-taking or bribery to prohibit, therefore, for the time of the investigation. The last week opened an investigation procedure of the prosecuting authority is the not surprising consequence of a self-display of Gerichs former friend of Ralph school students. That the Prosecutor would dismiss the students raised serious allegations in the course of a preliminary examination, it was not to be expected.

The potentially lengthy investigations to overshadow the election of the court, to be nominated in two days, officially from his party. For a long time sympathetic occurring incumbent seemed to be anything other than a brilliant victory of the youth for the SPD is unimaginable, because a Wiesbaden, well-known competitors is not yet appeared on the political stage, and because the CDU is in self-destructive conflicts caught and a fresh start for wrestling.

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But suddenly the re-election Gerichs not a self-runner. Over the election campaign, the sword of Damocles of an indictment, which would not survive court political floats. Disastrous it would be for SPD, if such a decision of the law enforcement authority would fall before the election, but only after the expiry of the deadline for submission of applications. Then the party would be built in any political way out.

So far it is not a long time. Whether you’re a student and court of criminal wrongdoing is to blame, it can be difficult to estimate. In addition to the probing questions by city councillors and journalists, nor those of the state, but now lawyers.