Stasi Suspicions Berlin Wall Developer's Past in Question

Maik Uwe Hinkel, the controversial investor behind the luxury apartment complex that has displaced parts of Berlin's East Side Gallery, is a staunch socialist. There is also evidence that suggests he may have been a spy for East Germany's notorious secret police, the Stasi.
A piece of construction machinery next to the East Side Gallery, the longest-surviving stretch of the Berlin Wall.

A piece of construction machinery next to the East Side Gallery, the longest-surviving stretch of the Berlin Wall.

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