Ex-monument caretaker has to pay 730,000 euros to the Free State of Bavaria

According to a ruling by the Bavarian Administrative Court (VGH), Bavaria’s former chief monument conservator has to pay the Free State around 730,000 euros in damages. The VGH thus confirmed the lower court judgment of the Regensburg Administrative Court from January 2019 and rejected the appeal. The VGH announced at the end of December that the decision is final. The judges were convinced that the former General Curator Egon Greipl, as head of the State Office for the Preservation of Monuments, had concluded numerous employment contracts with employees without paying contributions to the social security funds. The Free State had to pay the money to the pension and health insurance funds as well as unemployment insurance – and sued its former top officials. The administrative court in Regensburg ruled three years ago that Greipl had to pay around 730,000 euros and accused him of a grossly negligent breach of duty, among other things. This judgment is now final. Greipl was head of the Bavarian Monuments Office from 1999 to 2013.

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