Ernst Welteke

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Person.png Ernst Welteke  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
Born21 August 1942

Employment.png Head of The Bundesbank

In office
1 September 1999 - 16 April 2004
Preceded byHans Tietmeyer
Succeeded byJürgen Stark
Resigned amid concerns of improper influence by BMW.

9/11 Evidence

Full article: 9-11/Insider Trading

The German Central bank studied the possibility of insider trading. Welteke stated that the German researchers found “almost irrefutable proof of insider trading”,[1] stating that “What we found makes us sure that people connected to the terrorists must have been trying to profit from this tragedy.”[2]


Welteke resigned in April (by 16) after it was publicised that he and his family had accepted a €7,600 free stay in Berlin's top Adlon Hotel.[3]