The Daily Beast reports on the latest Glock family drama …
For at least three days in November, a “professional detective” employed by Glock Sr. sat outside of Helga’s Austrian home in a SEAT Toledo with tin foil covering the windows, according to sworn affidavits from Helga’s bodyguards, who called the police fearing for her safety and property. Photos accompanying the exhibits show the man outside his car with arms raised as a policeman draws his gun (which as it happens, appears to also be a Glock). According to the court documents, the man gave the police a card that said he was a detective and he claimed to have been hired to watch the residence. But Helga’s guards recognized him as a member of Gaston Glock Sr.’s security service from several past court appearances during the Glocks’ divorce proceedings.
This is another example of Glock’s crusade to intimidate Helga, attorney John Da Grosa Smith argued in yesterday’s court filing. “While there may be instances when it is appropriate for a defendant to conduct surveillance of a plaintiff (such as when a plaintiff is seeking damages for personal injuries), this is plainly not one of those cases,” he wrote.
The October complaint, laid out in 350 pages of dramatic detail, tells the story of how Glock Sr. allegedly conspired with associates to set up a number of sham international companies through which they could launder money—all in an attempt to hide company profits from his family’s reach. It basically charges Glock with the founding of a criminal organization—indeed, the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act under which the civil lawsuit is filed, was enacted as a way to prosecute members of the mafia.
At this rate, the Game of Glock may end up being made into a feature film.
In other Glock news, the company’s Technical Director and Managing Director Mr. Reinhold Hirschheiter, who was known as “Number Two” inside Glock, passed away in October. RIP.
Thanks to Axel for the tips.