That’s in addition to the made-up news stories published by his former employer, Der Spiegel.
“An award-winning [by CNN] German magazine writer who resigned in disgrace for making up stories is suspected of embezzling cash he collected on behalf of children orphaned by the war in Syria, according to his former employer.
“Der Spiegel said Sunday it had uncovered information that Claas Relotius allegedly solicited contributions after writing an article about Syrian urchins living on the streets of Turkey-- but directed donations to his own bank account.
"’Der Spiegel will give all the information it collects to public prosecutors as part of a criminal complaint,’ the magazine said on its website, according to Agence France-Presse.
“The influential publication said it was unaware of the purported charity campaign at the time and didn’t know how much money Relotius, 33, may have raised, apparently by responding to readers who emailed him after reading his July 2016 report.
“A Turkish photographer who worked with Relotius has since claimed that the article has major inaccuracies, and Der Spiegel said Relotius apparently invented the two young siblings who featured prominently in it.”
Longer story here: https://nypost.com/2018/12/23/disgraced-german-journalist-now-suspected-of-charity-scam/
Chermans are known for accuracy and attention to detail, right? Volkswagen's super-accurate smog readings, Angela Merkel's accuracy in how Muslim "refugees" will improve Cherman society, and now honesty in the Cherman press.The list goes on.