1. Criminal searches for tax evasion
On 10.09.2019, officers of the public prosecutor’s office in Cologne searched the head office of Commerzbank in Frankfurt am Main. The background is the suspicion that the bank was involved in a criminal trade in shares at the expense of German taxpayers.
The investigations are to be based on internal investigations by the bank as well as voluntary reports by the bank. Due to German tax secrecy, the Cologne public prosecutor’s office did not want to disclose further details on this matter.