47 million given away? Diary of a Hamburg Banker brings Scholz in trouble

The city of Hamburg knew at the latest in 2016 of your claim. According to "time" and the ARD-magazine "Panorama" (NDR) had been informed of the financial a

47 million given away? Diary of a Hamburg Banker brings Scholz in trouble

The city of Hamburg knew at the latest in 2016 of your claim. According to "time" and the ARD-magazine "Panorama" (NDR) had been informed of the financial authority of the Hanseatic city of about both by the Federal Ministry of Finance, as well as by the public Prosecutor of Cologne, which had already in January 2016 for the first time, the Warburg Bank on suspicion of severe tax evasion through searches. However, the Hamburg financial administration made their claim on the € 47 million for the 2009 tax year by the end of 2016, the Statute of limitations to run.

in Spite of the current Cum-Ex-investigations of the Hamburg SPD leaders met with Christian Olearius, the owner and former head of Warburg Bank, to speak clearly about tax and criminal problems that were accruing to the Bank from the so-called Cum-Ex-transactions. This goes out in search of days out of seized books of Christian Olearius. Excerpts of the non-private parts of these diaries are included to judicial Review in the investigation file of the Prosecutor's office of Cologne and the "time" and "Panorama" are.

diary entry: Bank chief met with Olaf Scholz

According to these diaries, was received by the then mayor of Hamburg, and is today the Vice-Chancellor and Finance Minister, Olaf Scholz, in November of 2017, Christian Olearius in his office. At the time of the meeting, the Warburg Bank and co-owner Olearius were due to their Cum-Ex-transactions for more than two years, the focus of state investigations. In addition, the Bank was in an open process in which it came, such as the Hamburg tax office with Cum-Ex-profits in the double-digit million range should handle it.

To be listed on the Meeting with Scholz Olearius, and he had informed it about the progress of the investigation proceedings and tax proceedings against Warburg. As of today the Federal government responded to the Minister of Finance of this is not clear from the documents. According to his diary, interpreted Olearius, the behavior of Scholz, however, to make the Bank and Olearius "no hope".

Scholz argued for a Meeting with Bank representatives from

to Date, Scholz Meeting with representatives of the Warburg Bank in connection with Cum-Ex-investigations and tax procedures, always deny, can. To a question on the Left in the Hamburg bürgerschaft, the Hamburg Senate Chancellery replied in November, 2019: "no", there had been neither with Olaf Scholz, the former Finance Senator and current mayor Peter Tschentscher discussions with representatives of the Warburg Bank.

compared To the "time" and the Panorama did not want to comment on Scholz currently, in spite of several requests, and the interview offers to the process. When he was addressed at a panel discussion in Berlin in December 2019 on Cum-Ex-cases in Hamburg in General, he said, he knew this, could not comment but due to tax secrecy to it. Olearius had to request his Bank to explain: "To the normal and desirable dialogue between politics and the economy of personal exchange, which is why we meet has always been a variety of topics with politicians. In doing so, we adhere to our guidelines and statutory regulations. The content of these conversations, don't we, for our part, open to the public.“ Content check (display)

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the Ministry of Finance called on Hamburg, money

to collect More it is in the day-book records, that Olearius had made in the beginning of December 2017, with the budget policy spokesman of the SPD group in the Bundestag Johannes Kahrs. Shortly before that, the Federal Ministry of Finance had instructed the Hamburg financial authority in an extraordinary process, at last for more Cum-Ex tax refunds in the amount of EUR 43 million from Warburg to recover and not let this money as the year before, in the Statute of limitations to run.

At the Meeting with Johannes Kahrs in December 2017, on which, according to the diary records, the former Hamburg interior Senator Alfons Pawelczyk (SPD) took part, was apparently spoken to about this instruction. In the records it is said that Johannes Kahrs was declared in the conversation to gain "a clear view". Kahrs denied, on demand, to have this conversation. Pawelczyk was a question on the subject unanswered.

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