A former garbage man from Munich has been fired and charged with bribery by the City of Munich for accepting some Christmas tips from satisfied citizens of Munich.
Andreas H. has been working as a garbage man in Munich for 19 years, but after allegedly accepting tips, which allegedly amounted to 190 euros, he got fired by the City of Munich. He now also has to stand trial, for he has also been accused of accepting bribes. The strict rules only allowed the man to accept one off material gifts not worth more than 25 euros.
The people who gave the tips also had to appear at the court in Munich, but none of the “bribers” remembers giving Andreas money. They are not necessarily lying, since one of the accused is a 87-year-old woman and she really might have forgotten what she did with 20 euros two years ago. The criminal trial continues on January 29.
There are some 750 garbage man working in Munich and tips for Christmas once were tradition, but were prohibited in 2010.