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Subject: German singing 'Superstar' Seeger admits card scam

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/02/15 at 6:41 am

The newly-crowned winner of a German TV singing contest has admitted in court to defrauding pensioners.

Severino Seeger won €500,000 (£360,000; $530,900) on the show, Germany's Quest for a Superstar (DSDS) last month.

The 28-year-old was accused of being part of a gang that tricked victims, mainly elderly women, out about €19,000 using a bank card scam.

Reports say the court hearing in Frankfurt was delayed until after the DSDS final.

Mr Seeger appeared before a judge on Tuesday as the court was due to hear testimony from several elderly witnesses.

Local media showed images of fans crowding around the building, some wearing T-shirts with the slogan "Superstar 2015: Prince of hearts".

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