Shalimar Heppner, a Real Madrid player named David Alaba’s girlfriend, is the daughter of famous chef Frank Heppner, and the two have one child together.
According to the local press, a celebrity chef is one of the individuals detained in connection with an alleged plot by a far-right terrorist organization to topple the German government.
According to reports, 62-year-old Frank Heppner, the father of Real Madrid star David Alaba’s girlfriend, was detained in Kitzbuhel, an Austrian ski resort where he owns a restaurant.
The largest-ever national police operation against right-wing extremism was launched as a result of the failed coup attempt by the Reichsburger movement, also known as the Reich Citizens movement.
Last week, 3,000 armed police stormed up to 100 residences across Baden-Wuerttemberg, Bavaria, Berlin, Hesse, Lower Saxony, and Thuringia, as well as in Kitzbuhel and the Italian city of Perugia. The raids took place in 11 of the country’s 16 states.
The conspirators allegedly intended to appoint 71-year-old aristocrat Heinrich XIII Prince Reuss as the leader of a new government. He was detained along with others.
According to the prosecution, the organization intended to make him the new leader of Germany.
If the purported revolution had been successful, Heppner would have been responsible for supplying the troops and “taking over the canteens of the new German Reich,” according to the Austrian daily Die Presse.
Heppner has prior experience working at five-star hotels all around the world and is an expert in Euro-Asian cuisine.
Shalimar Heppner, his 28-year-old daughter, has a son by Real Madrid’s David Alaba, who also leads the Austrian national team. He has been contacted by Sky News for comment.
German officials report that 23 alleged group members and supporters have been detained.
According to the prosecution, during the raids, 22 German individuals and one Russian woman were seized. Two more people who were being held in Italy and Austria, they claimed, would also be extradited.
Additional arrests are anticipated to follow
9mm handguns, swords, knives, stun guns, battle helmets, night vision gear, and the duty weapons of a police officer who was one of the suspects were among the goods reportedly confiscated in the raids, according to Der Spiegel.
Investigators discovered a “hit list” with 18 names and addresses of famous German politicians and journalists that the gang may have intended to target, according to the left-leaning daily Die Tageszeitung.
The Reichsburger movement pulled together a number of far-right organizations that want to overthrow the existing administration and install their own.
The Reichsburger group has allegedly been plotting to “carry out activities based on their beliefs” since November 2021, according to the authorities.
German Interior Minister Nancy Faese stated after the raids that they demonstrated the nation “pushing back against the enemies of democracy.”
The case has once again brought the far-right Alternative for Germany party to light. The raids also resulted in the detention of a female judge, Birgit M-W, who the prosecution has identified as having ties to the party.
Justice minister was said to have been her intended post-coup position.
The party, known by its German abbreviation AfD, is increasingly being investigated by German security services because of its connections to radicals.