Publishing legacy has to go back to prison after BGH decision

Alexander Falk (centre) in the criminal proceedings before the Frankfurt Regional Court

The publishing heir will soon be back in prison and serving the remainder of his four and a half year sentence. He can only hope for release after 14 months at the earliest.

(Photo: dpa)

Dusseldorf At the age of 31, Alexander Falk was among the 100 richest Germans; the “Bunte” celebrated him as a “man who succeeds in everything”. All of this is history: As of this Wednesday, the now 53-year-old heir to the well-known publisher of city maps, Falk, has been legally sentenced to several years in prison for the second time.

The Federal Court of Justice (BGH) rejected the entrepreneur’s appeal against a judgment of the Frankfurt Regional Court and confirmed its decision. According to the Federal Court of Justice, the review “did not result in any fundamental error of law to the detriment of the accused”.

In the summer of 2020, the district court sentenced Falk to four and a half years in prison for inciting dangerous bodily harm. The criminal trial, rich in bizarre situations like something out of a bad crime thriller, provided frightening insights into Falk’s life and actions.

Legal recourse for Alexander Falk has been exhausted

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