The Copenhagen Police force is calling for the author of an anonymous letter
to the Tax Commission to come forward.
In the letter, the author accuses several members of the Liberal Party of
having given incorrect evidence to the Tax Commission that is investigating
leaks to the media of the private tax affairs of the
“We have studied the anonymous letter that the Tax Commission has received and
handed over to the police. We are unable to immediately verify the
authenticity of the letter, but if the information is correct, it could be
important for, among others, the case we are investigating,” Copenhagen
Police Director Thorkild Fogde says in a news release.
The case that Fogde is referring to is the original leak of information to the
Copenhagen Police says that the letter-writer would like the truth in the case
to be told, and has called on the person involved to stand by his or her
assertion and come forward.
“This person can call 3314 1448 and ask to speak to me. I do not need to know
who is calling, the important thing for me is to be able to move on with the
case,” says Deputy Assistant Commissioner Jens Møller Jensen who is heading
While the Tax Commission Chairman Lars E. Andersen says he has no comment on
the police call, he tells Politiken that the commission will ‘to a
reasonable degree’ await police response before the commission carries out
final hearings with, among others, former Tax Minister Troels Lund Poulsen,
former Tax Ministry Permanent Under-Secretary Peter Loft and former Special
Adviser to the Tax Minister Peter Arnfeldt.
These hearings should have been held this week, but were postponed as a result
of the anonymous letter.
The letter is said to claim that leading Liberal Party members were much more
involved in attempting to hold the current prime minister’s husband, Stephen
Kinnock, accountable for having avoided tax in Denmark, than has previously
The Tax Authority eventually determined that Kinnock was not liable for
taxation in Denmark as he lived and worked in Switzerland.
The commission’s remit is to determine who leaked confidential private
information about the case to the media prior to general elections in 2011.
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