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Trial Underscores Seedy Past and Present of German Arms Industry

By Jesse Sunenblick

18 January 2010

The remnants of one of Germany's more embarrassing political scandals will be exposed this week, when former arms trader and lobbyist Karlheinz Schreiber goes on trial for tax evasion. in addition to the trial's tabloid flair, it is sure to reignite the conversation about ongoing corruption within Germany's arms industry.