The trial in Vienna of violin dealer Dietmar Machold has been
extended by two days. Machold was in court on Wednesday, Thursday
and Friday last week, but the session did not end in a verdict. The
judge adjourned proceedings and the trial is set to continue on 5
and 7 November.
Christian Gneist, spokesperson for the Vienna Criminal Court, explained that there had not been enough time last week for all the evidence and witnesses to be heard, but that the judge hopes that the trial will be concluded in November.
Machold is facing charges of fraud, embezzlement and fraudulent bankruptcy. If he is convicted, he could face up to ten years in prison.