The Lieutenant Colonel of the Military Shielding Service (MAD), charged with breach of official secrets, has denied all allegations at the trial. He is accused of passing on information about planned searches by the Federal Criminal Police Office to the elite unit Kommando Spezialkräfte (KSK) in 2017. In the proceedings before Cologne district court, the accused said that he had never informed about any search warrants and had no knowledge of them.

According to the court, the accused officer was the contact person for the
Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) and the Attorney General. The searches at the KSK were part of the investigation in the case of Franco A.

The Federal Prosecutor's office accuses the Bundeswehr soldier of being a right-wing extremist
Alert out a stop at politician or one
Human rights activist who, in his view,
refugee friendly engagement showed. He should get weapons,
Have procured ammunition and explosives – partly from stocks of
armed forces, The Federal Court of Justice had lifted the arrest warrant against A. in late November 2017 for lack of urgent suspicion.