A German man accused of organized crime actions whereas allegedly main the Mallorca chapter of the Hells Angels motorbike membership greater than a decade in the past testified in a Spanish courtroom Tuesday.
Frank Hanebuth, 58, is on trial with a dozen alleged chapter members and collaborators after 34 different defendants struck a plea deal on the primary day of the hearings Monday in Madrid’s High Court.
He denied any skilled relationship with the opposite defendants.
Hanebuth additionally denied dwelling in Mallorca from 2011 to 2013, when in line with prosecutors the group operated on the Spanish resort island, and stated he solely went there for summer time holidays and for a buddy’s birthday. Hanebuth stated the Hells Angels had been current on Mallorca from November 2009 to February 2011.
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He denied proudly owning a big Mallorca property the place police discovered weapons and paperwork, or another actual state in Spain.
Spanish prosecutors have charged Hanebuth with membership in a felony group, cash laundering and unlawful possession of firearms. They search a 13-year jail sentence for him and a $4.9 million superb for the cash laundering cost.
Prosecutors allege that Hanebuth appointed members who carried out crimes together with extortion, sexual exploitation and robberies in widespread vacationer spots. They stated the group additionally moved into actual property on Mallorca and the close by island of Ibiza.
The trial is predicted to final a number of days.