In the AWO investigation complex, the Frankfurt public prosecutor's office has brought charges against the former managing director Jürgen Richter and his wife Hannelore on suspicion of joint serious fraud in two cases.

The former special representative Panagiotis Triantafillidis and the former head of the finance department are also charged.

Martin Ochmann

Editor in the Rhein-Main-Zeitung.

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According to the public prosecutor's office, the accused are accused of having claimed greatly inflated bills for personnel and rental costs in the years 2016 to 2018 for the operation of two refugee accommodations, which the AWO operated for the city of Frankfurt.

The public prosecutor's office accuses the accused of wanting to make the greatest possible profits by presenting false accounts.

The city of Frankfurt suffered damage of more than 2.6 million euros.

Further investigations into suspected breaches of trust in connection with fictitious fee payments and the granting of excessive company car allowances are the subject of separate proceedings and are ongoing, according to the public prosecutor.