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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Manwin's Fabian Thylmann Arrested for Tax Evasion

Manwin's 34-year-old German managing partner Fabian Thylmann, was arrested at the Brussels airport yesterday. Prosecutors say the German owner of the popular YouPorn and Pornhub websites has been arrested on suspicion of tax evasion.

Only time will tell if that's the real reason for his arrest. As one GFY user points out:

And at this point, tax law is so complex that almost everyone is breaking some part of it somewhere. It is then enforced on an as needed basis. Quite convenient for governments.

As could be predicted, Mike South is gloating on his blog:

Many is the time I told Fabian I would live to see him taken away in handcuffs...The good is I did, the bad is it isn't for what he should have been arrested for, the good is it's likely just the beginning. Whose laughing now Fabian?

On Gawker, a reader commented:

Clearly Mr Fabian hasn't "donated" enough to the campaign of Representatives and/or Senators

Thylmann was arrested on a German warrant. Ulrich Bremer, a spokesman for prosecutors in Cologne, said Tuesday that several properties including his home were searched last week. Thylmann is currently awaiting potential extradition from Belgium to his home country, Germany.