Anonymous letter stops Taxgate testimony - The Post

Anonymous letter stops Taxgate testimony

September 25th, 2013 10:00 am| by Christian W

Testimony by the final witnesses in the Taxgate hearing has been delayed after the three-judge panel received an anonymous letter reportedly accusing high-ranking members of the Venstre political party of perjury.

Venstre leaders, including former PM Lars Løkke Rasmussen, have denied they sought to influence the tax audit of then opposition leader Helle Thorning-Schmidt prior to her 2011 election victory.

Taxgate officials have asked the police to investigate who sent the letter, which was unsigned and contained no documentation.

The officials said that taken alone the letter would have no influence, but that if its claims could be proved, it would have a “decisive impact” on the hearing’s outcome. 


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