Top German tabloid editor ousted over misconduct claims

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LONDON (AP) — The powerful chief editor of Germany's best-selling newspaper has been removed from his post following revelations of misconduct, publishing company Axel Springer SE said Monday.

Julian Reichelt was axed from the helm of the Bild tabloid “with immediate effect,” the company said in a statement.

The 41-year-old was suspended earlier this year as part of company-ordered probe into his management style, but later reinstated.

Axel Springer said it had recently gained new information about Reichelt “as a result of press investigations” that it had followed up on, revealing that he had "failed to maintain a clear boundary between private and professional matters” even after being required to do so following the internal investigation in March.

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