Stolen Goods

Stolen Goods in Europe

Handling Stolen Goods in Germany

Provisions relating to handling stolen goods in the German Criminal Code [1]: This criminal issue is covered by Chapter Twenty-one, under the heading “Assistance After the Fact and Handling Stolen Goods,” located in Section 259 Handling stolen goods, which reads: (1) Whosoever in order to enrich himself or a third person, buys, otherwise procures for himself or a third person, disposes of, or assists in disposing of property that another has stolen or otherwise acquired by an unlawful act directed against the property of another shall be liable to imprisonment of not more than five years or a fine. (2) Section 247 and section 248a shall apply mutatis mutandis. (3) The attempt shall be punishable.

Assistance After the Fact and Handling Stolen Goods in Germany

Provisions relating to assistance after the fact and handling stolen goods in the German Criminal Code are located in Chapter Twenty-onein relation to Assistance After the Fact and Handling Stolen Goods

There is additional information on the German criminal system, covering assistance after the fact and handling stolen goods and related issues, here. For details on the German legal system, please see here.

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Notes

  1. The content of the translated German penal code in relation to handling stolen goods is current as of 2010

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