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2011: HEAD OF DEPARTMENT AT DANISH TAX, LISBETH RØMER, WARNS ABOUT A RISK OF FRAUD FOR BILLIONS. NOBODY IN-HOUSE ACTS ON HER FORESIGHT

December 25, 2016

November 21, 2011 is a crucial date in the giant Danish scandal about fraud for billions of DKK with the refunding of dividend tax.
Because this is the key date when Lisbeth Rømer warned her collegues in-house at Danish tax about a risk of fraud for billions of DKK. This lady flashed red lights, but nobody acted on Rømer’s alert. Afterwards the Danish Treasury was plundered for a staggering amount of 12,3 billion DKK.
’Goodnight Ole, the money is awaiting on the window shelf’ an old humorous Danish saying goes. Sadly enough, it perfectly suits what maybe will turn out to be Denmark’s greatest known fraud scandal ever.
On November 21, 2011 currently retired Lisbeth Rømer wrote an email to her collegues in the Danish ministry for taxation.
Rømer, who was chief of the department at Danish tax, that handled the refunding of dividend tax, was frustrated and upset, and she did nothing to hide it:
”We have a highly critical audit report about refundings, and nobody is acting upon it, albeit before October 1, 2011 more than 1 billion has been refunded, this is quite a lot of money,” she wrote according to Danish daily Jyllands-Posten.
The following year Danish tax started paying out enormous amounts to swindlers:
In 2012 60 million DKK was paid out.
In 2013 670 million DKK
In 2014 3,8 billion DKK
In 2015 7,8 billion DKK was paid alone out during the first 7 months of that year.
Lisbeth Rømer had been employed by Danish tax since 1979, when she in 2011 alerted her collegues about the risk of fraud, when dividend tax was being refunded.
The audit report mentioned in the item from Jyllands-Posten is from the Danish National Audit Office (Rigsrevisionen)./ UD
SOURCE:
https://www.google.dk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwitv8T3ho_RAhVYOMAKHYOwCp8QFggZMAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Ffinans.dk%2Fprotected%2Ffinans%2Ferhverv%2FECE8474234%2Fhun-advarede-mod-svindel-med-udbytteskat-derefter-blev-statskassen-laenset-for-91-mia-kr%2F&usg=AFQjCNGbxIdLGLnX895ApCVe92ZzLRevew

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