After over a year hearing testimony from 44 witnesses, the special investigators in the so-called Taxgate Commission say they are close to identifying the person who leaked PM Helle Thorning-Schmidt’s tax information to the press in 2011 on the eve of the general election.
The tribunal has identified then-tax-minister Troels Lund Poulsen (Venstre), his advisor Peter Arnfeldt and permanent Tax Ministry secretary Peter Loft as the three primary suspects.
The Copenhagen Police are already investigating Arnfeldt’s role in the leak.
Arnfeldt has voluntarily turned over his telephone records to the police, while Loft says he is willing to do the same.
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