Corona Emergency Aid

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Corona emergency aid - subsidy fraud and false affirmation in lieu of oath based on untruthful applications

Many freelancers, solo self-employed and small business owners in NRW have the Corona Emergency Aid applied for and, after a short time, was pleased with the up to 9.000 Euro Subsidies can look forward to.

Now, however, many are in for a cold awakening. In a number of cases, the state of North Rhine-Westphalia has now proven that these financial Subsidies from one or the other entrepreneur, solo self-employed and freelancer unauthorized in Claim have been taken. In these cases, the State of NRW the payments, claiming that there was an error. Fraud and lets the Prosecutor's Office investigate. 

Here, in this context, the concept of a special form of fraud, namely the Subsidy fraud.

Corona emergency help subsidy fraud defense lawyer

What is subsidy fraud?

Corona emergency help subsidy fraud defense lawyer

Have a lawyer represent and defend you in a timely manner

Should you have a Subpoena from the Police have received, early professional advice and, above all, defense by an Lawyer urgently necessary! Especially in the area of Subsidy assistance there are a variety of possible mistakes that can be made that can quickly lead to criminal liability and thus by hiring a Lawyer can be effectively avoided.

This is because, under certain circumstances, even recklessly misstated circumstances can lead to full criminal liability.

Criminal proceedings on the basis of subsidy fraud (§ 264 StGB) in connection with the unlawful use of Corona emergency aid.

Fills one Grant applications for a company wrong and submits it, one commits Subsidy fraud. The suspicion of a Subsidy fraud acc. § 264 Criminal Code and the associated initiation of an investigation can therefore only be avoided by providing completely correct information when applying for it. Otherwise, according to German law criminal

Should the worst case scenario occur within the scope of the benefit of the Corona Instant Aids a Subsidy fraud can be detected, this can be done with a Fine or with a Imprisonment of up to 5 years. In particularly serious cases, the prison sentence may even be up to 10 years. 

However, it may also be possible in the case of reckless commission of an offense be that Fines or up to 3 Years Imprisonment on the Subsidy fraud in connection with the illegal use of the Corona Emergency Aid be imposed.

Subvention fraud in the context of the unlawful use of the Corona Instant Aids is therefore Not a trivial offense! Many lawyers and responsible institutions of the country had already warned about this in the past. In many federal states already Criminal proceedings initiated by the public prosecutor's office in this connection.

You have received mail accusing you of subsidy fraud? But what now? What steps should you take now?

First of all, you should have a Lawyer to be represented by him for your benefit. Make no statement without your Lawyer! Accordingly, you should not comment on this case to the police or even give and fill out statements in the context of hearing forms and the like.

Because you have the Law to remain silent and this should be perceived by them. The accused Subsidy fraud within the framework of the illegal use the Corona Instant Aids This is because it must be possible for the authorities to provide clear evidence. Anyone who makes rash statements to the authorities risks, in the worst case, revealing even more than the authorities knew up to that point.

So hire a Lawyer with your Defense. After the latter has inspected the client's file and discussed the contents with the latter, your Lawyer which facts should be provided by you in the context of a statement.
Ignoring and doing nothing, by the way, leads in such a case, where the Prosecutor's Office investigated against you, only for you to be without legal assistance in a Criminal proceedings which can result in heavy fines and imprisonment.

I have been charged with grant fraud regarding the unlawful use of Corona Emergency Assistance grant funds. What is in store for me as a result?

In principle, each of the services provided on the part of Prosecutor's Office of the Subsidy fraud with regard to the unlawful use of the data associated with the Corona Emergency Aid associated funding is accused will expect that apart from the initiation of criminal proceedings pursuant to § 264 StGB, administrative proceedings, the Corona emergency aid withdrawal order, will also be opened against you.

Because from the accusation of a Intent to defraud with regard to the Subsidies, subsidies from the Corona Emergency Aid naturally also follows the reclaiming of the distributed funds on the part of the state to the recipient of the Corona Emergency Aid opposite. As a rule, the district government subsequently directs the Recovery procedure according to §48 and §49a of the Administrative Procedure Act against you, the recipient of the Corona Emergency Aid, on. 
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Should these two procedures reveal that you have not complied with the Corona Emergency Aid wrongly applied for and received, you must not only deal with criminal consequences up to Prison sentences but have a duty to take into account the Corona Emergency Aid to be repaid in fulland are then additionally requested by the state of NRW to do so in accordance with the § Section 49 a (3) of the VwVfG NRW a Refund amount from 5% above prime rate p.a. to § 247 of the BGB to repay the full amount of the subsidies received. This means, conversely, whoever receives these Corona immediate help has improperly received funding from the state, must criminal responsible, repay the amount and retroactively also the Interest this Subsidies wear.

Therefore, anyone who is familiar with the Corona immediate help Subsidy fraud accused, whether justly or unjustly, is well advised to Lawyer or a Law office to be advised and represented, which Expertise can show in this case. Because there is a lot at stake, the prosecutor's office is investigating you, do not risk a criminal and administrative Proceedings against lawyers of the Prosecutor's Office to lose because you represent yourself for cost reasons. In the worst case, this will cost you not only Moneybut even your Freedom.

Contact us and let us represent you. We, the BAUMFALK law firm, have successfully defended many of these proceedings in the past in the interest of our clients and have brought about a discontinuation of the proceedings for them.

We have prepared a subsidy fraud allegation checklist regarding Corona Emergency Aid for all those affected by this matter. It is available for you to download free of charge.

What costs should I expect for representation by an attorney and the associated proceedings?

Of course, legal representation by a Lawyer Money, that's clear, but you will incur much higher costs if you are not represented. In the worst case, this will not only cost you money, but also your freedom!

Defense in the preliminary proceedings, which ends with a discontinuation of the proceedings, costs defendants approx. 650,- EUR. However, should it not be possible to effect a discontinuation within the scope of the proceedings, but the Prosecution indictment against you, the accused must refer to
approx. 1200,- EUR Set total cost.

If an acquittal is effected in such a case, the costs for this are even borne by the state treasury. However, only in the case of an acquittal!

We are of course happy to Affected nationwide for a Defense to the side. Simply contact us at or by telephone
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