Self-appointed "King of Germany" Peter Fitzek arrives for his trial at court in Halle/Saale, central Germany, on March 15, 2017. / AFP / dpa / Hendrik Schmidt
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A German court on Wednesday sentenced Peter Fitzek, the self-declared "King of Germany," to jail for setting up an illegal bank and embezzling up 1.3 million euros of deposits.Prosecutors said Fitzek embezzled 1.3 million euros of the deposits for his own use.Sentencing Fitzek to three years and eight months in prison, presiding judge Ursula Mertens noted that no proper accounting exists of the sums handled by Fitzek.Fitzek has been in and out of court, including for driving without a licence. He argued that his kingdom had issued the permit.Fitzek denies being part of the movement.
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