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Germany prosecutors probed Berlin attack suspect for fraud

5 years 5 months 4 weeks ago Thursday, December 29 2016 Dec 29, 2016 December 29, 2016 7:21 AM December 29, 2016 in News
Source: WBRZ

BERLIN - Prosecutors in western Germany say the man accused of carrying out last week's deadly truck attack in Berlin, was also suspected of collecting asylum-seeker benefits in two German towns.

German officials say Anis Amri, who's believed to have driven the truck that plowed into a Christmas market, killing 12 people, was investigated for fraud earlier this year, but the investigation was shelved because his whereabouts were unknown.

Days after the Berlin attack, a police officer killed Amri in Italy.

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