Tanks but No Tanks! German Fined for WWII Weapons Arsenal
Authorities discovered the illegal military arsenal during a 2015 raid of the collector’s storage facility in northern Germany.
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BERLIN (AP) — A German court on Tuesday convicted an 84-year-old man of illegal weapons possession for having a personal arsenal that included a tank, a flak cannon and multiple other items of World War II-era military equipment. The state district in the northern city of Kiel handed the man a suspended prison sentence of 14 months and ordered him to pay a fine of 250,000 euros ($300,000), the German news agency dpa reported. It…