I'm sure there are more variations, and I'm just speculating for "fun". Looking at my list I must, at the moment, conclude that option number 1 is the most probable one. I hope that more information will surface that will clarify things, and maybe change my view.
Have not found anything on English channels, not that it has not been noticed and reported. Did find this headline a year ago:
Lawyers expose alleged COVID-19 fraud and vaccine danger
A long-awaited peer-reviewed report by the Berlin-based Corona Investigation Committee has just been released alleging what many have feared, that the COVID-19 pandemic was planned, the virus man-made, with the aim to funnel people towards taking an experimental and potentially deadly vaccine.
Did not realize he holds license to practice law in both Germany and California.
Dr Reiner Fuellmich is an international trial lawyer licensed to practice in Germany and California with 27 years of practice who has successfully sued large fraudulent corporations like Volkswagen and Deutsche Bank on behalf of the public. His worldwide network of lawyers under the Corona Investigation Committee has listened to hundreds of experts from every field of science. They have collected what they claim is undeniable evidence that the COVID-19 pandemic is in fact a planned criminal operation. According to Dr Fuellmich, a second Nuremberg trial may be needed, to prosecute all who are complicit in this unprecedented crime against humanity.
There is no doubt, given who the committee has interviewed, along with their overall alternative covid pushback stature, that there would be teams out there looking to discredit, to exploit any individual weakness. Blackmail, an obvious one if so. I hope there is a reasonable explanation other than his own fraud against the committee... the below does not look promising:
From here, though, a basic translation is made of Viviane Fischers talk:
"Unfortunately, things have come to light that I find very difficult to reconcile with the image I had of Reiner as a comrade-in-arms for law and justice," said Fischer.
She pointed out that the statutes of the committee clearly stated that no one should receive donations. Both she and the other founding members Justus Hoffmann, Antonia Fischer and Reiner Fuellmich had signed the statutes.
No one should be overpaid for services," Fischer said. It had also been stipulated that no asset binding was possible. This means that if the committee should dissolve, there is no money for the shareholders. But Fuellmich had not adhered to these agreed rules.
"Unfortunately, it has now come to light that Reiner has issued invoices for his law firm every month, which have also been paid. And in the amount of 29,750 euros gross."
The money had been approved by Fuellmich himself. The whole thing was approved by the accountant, who was a "buddy" of Fuellmich. Fuellmich, in turn, claims, according to Fischer, that he used this money to process emails. Fischer: "But it is the case that Reiner has no access to the official e-mail account (...) or at least does not maintain it."
The e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org had never been maintained by Fuellmich. "The activities related to his lawyer's mailbox." That's why it's hard for her to imagine that he needed so much money. Fischer went on to explain that the committee's mailbox had been looked after and processed for two years by one of her friends, as well as by Martin Schwab and Wolfgang Wodarg. Currently, her friend takes care of it for around 800 euros a month.
In total, Fuellmich has thus managed around 660,000 euros in his own pocket. "The money should have been used for the purpose of education," says Fischer. And the lawyer immediately drew attention to another "problem area". Because Fuellmich had diverted even more funds. The committee had formed a liquidity reserve, of which 700,000 euros should have always been at Fuellmich. "They should have been available at any time. When asked – because the committee wanted to finance something for a project in connection with the pathology conference – it turned out that Reiner could not return this money on demand."
The money had recently flowed into his house; to repay loans. It is still unclear whether this money will flow back to the committee. It was a "very stressful situation," Fischer continued. Fuellmich was also not cooperative. The lawyer also spoke of an "asset" that belongs to the committee. For this purpose, Fuellmich must submit documentation. But this has not yet happened. Fischer: "There are still some obstacles that prevent us from being able to work with this money."
Edit: Video translation comment source, by AmandaA.
Attorney Reiner Fuellmich accused of misappropriation of 1.3M Euros from the 'Corona Ausschuss Foundation' for private matters, by co-founder attorney Viviane Fischer.