Helge Achenbach, the jailed art advisor, was in court today and seems contrite:
“I needed money and I let myself be tempted to take not-agreed upon bonuses,” he said. “In addition to the regular five percent, I charged him extra. That was a great mistake.”
A prominent art dealer from Dusseldorf, Achenbach was obviously nervous and emotionally distraught. “I want to apologize to the Albrecht family and their heirs,” Achenbach added.
The “Kunstpapst” (art pope), as they call him in Germany, burst into tears and the hearing had to be temporarily delayed.
Achenbach trial: a confession in tears (Die Welt)