Herr Schmitz Tries the Hard Cell
As Kim Schmitz sees it, jail is only a temporary setback to his career as a hard-partying Internet entrepreneur (see BW Online, 4/11/02, "This Ex-Hacker's Fat Is in the Fire"). Schmitz, 28, insists that his spirit is "unbreakable" and that he'll disprove charges that he pocketed $1 million by manipulating the price of online retailer letsbuyit.com's shares. Schmitz's avenues of communication are limited as he sits in a Munich jail awaiting trial. But he agreed to answer written questions submitted by BusinessWeek Frankfurt Bureau Chief Jack Ewing. Schmitz's lawyer, Thomas Pfister, acted as go-between. Here's an edited excerpts of the interview:
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