May 12, 1949 |
Brühl, North Rhine-Westphalia
Leyendecker formerly worked for the magazine Der Spiegel, unveiling various political and economic scandals, such as the widespread illegal party financing during the 1980s, and that of the CDU in 1999. He also unveiled the smuggling of Russian plutonium into Germany, with the help of the foreign intelligence service Bundesnachrichtendienst in 1994, bribery at arms deals, German Visa Affair 2005 and corruption of the staff council at Volkswagen.
- Bongen, Robert (2007), "Der Kommissar: Robert Bongen über Hans Leyendecker", Die Alpha-Journalisten: Deutschlands Wortführer im Porträt (in German), Cologne: Halem, pp. 262–271, ISBN 3-938258-29-2
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