Munich molester ‘too sick’ to be jailed

Munich molester ‘too sick’ to be jailed


norman lebrecht

August 21, 2020

The latest plea on behalf of Sigfried Mauser, the Munich concervatory chief who was convicted of sexual assaults on several women, is that he has a heart problem and his life would be at risk if he went to jail.

Mauser, who has been sentenced to 2 years and 9 months, is pulling every legal dodge in the book.

But the fact that he has stayed free and can still afford the priciest lawyers in Germany suggests that powerful friends at the musical summits are working to save him from justice.

Mauser, 65, told BILD magazine: ‘Due to the high level of stress over the years, I am now physically and mentally very weak. I have received no justice in Germany!’


  • We privatize your value says:

    He’s not keen to reach for other people’s soap.

  • Brettermeier says:

    “Mauser, 65, told BILD magazine: ‘Due to the high level of stress over the years, I am now physically and mentally very weak. I have received no justice in Germany!’”

    How pathetic. He’s right about one thing, though: He hasn’t received his 2 years and 9 months of justice yet.

  • V. Lind says:

    Something fishy here. The Germans have never hesitated to jail very, very old ex-Nazis who have been convicted or participating in war crimes.

    I thought this cove was in Austria?

    Wherever he is, I blame the enablers who are keeping him free. Lots of people have “heart problems,” and manage to keep going. I would be astonished if German prisons did not have better than adequate sick bays or hospital wings. Lock him up!

    • We privatize your value says:

      “The Germans have never hesitated to jail very, very old ex-Nazis who have been convicted or participating in war crimes.”
      When they did not shower them with honors, as they did with Hans Gmelin (who, as the assistant of Dieter Wisliceny, was responsible for the murder of 59.000 Slovakian Jews), they gave them mostly slaps on the wrist, like they did with Bruno Beger. And don’t even look into the past of Heinrich Lübcke, Karl Carstens, or Heinz Filbinger. The Germans have not punished their Nazi criminals enough and this explains in part why their justice system is so strange (their absolute refusal both to condemn and to extradite the pedophile rapist and second-degree murderer Dieter Krombach, for instance.)

      • Brettermeier says:

        “When they did not shower them with honors”

        While that is a sad truth, both the US and the SU were also quite eager to forget Nazi pasts if the Nazi in question would join (and/or lead) their respective science teams or whatnots.

        Doesn’t make it better, of course.

      • today says:

        “The Germans have not punished their Nazi criminals enough”


        They jail 90 year olds, you grand fool! If you think this is the same Germany from the 1950’s (which you clearly do), you’ve missed out on what’s going on in Germany today.

        • Tiredofitall says:

          Instead of the “grand fool” name-calling, why don’t you enlighten those who may not understand?

        • HugoPreuss says:

          Nope, we mostly don’t. In recent years, plenty of Nazi war criminals were put on trial, but most of them were not sent to prison after their conviction, due to old age and sickness. Some were, but most were not. The conviction was important, not sending a frail old person into jail.

          In the case of Mauser (for whom I have zero sympathy) I don’t quite get the contempt for the rule of law in the article. He has been convicted, and now his lawyers are looking for ways to keep him out of jail nevertheless. So what??? That’s the job of a good criminal defense lawyer, and that’s the rule of law. They would be derelict of duty if they simply gave up. I have confidence in the rule of law. The article seems to prefer an “Alice in Wonderland” type of justice.

          • Nick says:

            I fully agree with you and still, although Mauser’s crime is not even near the “level” of Nazi crimes, he is an awful person and, most certainly, a criminal. Age and illness should not excuse him from taking the punishment.
            Mauser is known to “cut corners” wherever he could. Naturally he would hire best lawyers possible to keep himself out of jail.

        • We privatize your value says:

          The slap on Bruno Beger’s wrist came in the 1970s, well after the hotheads of 1968 had transformed society for the better, or so they said. “Beger was convicted on 6 April 1971, and sentenced to three years in prison for being an accomplice in the murder of 86 Jews. Upon appeal his sentence was reduced to three years of probation.”

          • Gripgetter says:

            I strongly dislike your ridiculous way of saying that Germany and Germans did not suffer enough.
            Today, and I’m talking about 2010-2020, they throw people into prison based on some inferior 2nd hand evidence, or for merely being guards, or cooks or doctors.
            But yes, keep reiterating rubbish from the 50’s to late 90’s if that reverberates nicely with you.

            My main point is: what the hell has Nazi Germany got to do with it.
            Get a grip.

          • FlowerBlue says:

            Ah I see. You want Fritz Knöchlein’s treatment for all Germans?

            Read into Ian Cobain’s investigations. You might find out something new.

          • MI6.5 says:

            Clue: “London Cage”

          • hmmmm sad says:

            Yes. They call it the “liberation” of Germany.

            The reality was something else: rape, rape, rape, Bad Nenndorf interrogation centre, London Cage, Rheinwiesenlager, etc.

            (You think they respected the German women who were “liberated” from Nazi rule?? Check out wikipedia on “Rape during the occupation of Germany”)

      • Sue Sonata Form says:

        These are not the markers of a civilized society, no matter how much classical music they enjoy.

  • Occamsrazor says:

    While I believe that rapists and pedophiles need to be dissolved in diluted muriatic acid, sex crimes are the easiest frame jobs to do. Even in today’s Russian prisons where the attitudes toward sex crimes are similar to mine, the mafia that runs things there has decided that swift justice to them is no longer applied due to a veritable pandemic of false rape charges by women seeking revenge or extorting money. Now the mafia bosses do their own thorough investigation before presenting the guy with his dress and makeup kit.

    • V. Lind says:

      Not sure I’d care to take moral advice from Russian mafias. It is well known that Russia has — to put it charitably — a hostile attitude to gays. It is not strong on domestic violence. It is hardly surprising that its attitude to women in general is the misogynistic exaggeration of false allegations. Certainly they exist, but they are not nearly as “pandemic” as true ones. Even in the west, prosecutions of rape charges are disproportionately low in comparison to the offences.

      • Occamsrazor says:

        In Russia they reached pandemic levels, the mafia there takes their responsibility to destroy rapists and pedophiles religiously and they had to change their laws recently and always do their own investigation first. Prosecutions of rape charges are disproportionately low in comparison to the offences because the system doesn`t require hard evidence of rape to convict. That`s why rape is the easiest frame job to do. Why are you surprised that very few women have been convicted of false rape charges? A mere accusation of rape is enough to convict. It`s even easier than planting drugs. I know nothing about this Munich dude but I no longer blindly believe rape accusations and demand immediate execution the way I did in my younger days. I`ve heard too many stories of frame-ups that happened to the friends and relatives of people I trust. It`s everywhere. Why do you think the industry of expensive life-like rubber dolls is doing so well right now?

  • Bruce says:

    Makes me think wistfully of a story I heard about, from Guyana (where I have relatives): a corrupt government official was caught, tried, and sentenced to, I think it was 5 years in jail. He appealed, of course. At his appeal, the judge said “I agree, you did not get justice” — and changed his sentence to 7 years.

  • Important to remember says:

    Heinz Reinefarth – google it. A nazi who became popular mayor. Responsible for killing thousands. But no one had “the right proofs”. Died in his private residence in 79.

    • FrogMan says:

      “Important to remember”

      like “We privatize your value” you hijack this thread and write exclusively about Nazi-stuff, and imply that the Germans do not have enough guilt and are not able to prove stuff that for you does not even need any proof: along the lines of “the German is guilty”.

      Crawl back under, from wherever you came out from.

  • Sue Sonata Form says:

    He only pulls ‘every legal dodge’ because he CAN, in the brave new world of SJW courts – where criminals are now victims.