Berlin's Senator Lompscher: The Miterfinderin of rent cover back

Berlin's Senator for urban development and Housing, Katrin Lompscher, has resigned. The Left-politician justified this on Sunday evening in a message with erro

Berlin's Senator Lompscher: The Miterfinderin of rent cover back

Berlin's Senator for urban development and Housing, Katrin Lompscher, has resigned. The Left-politician justified this on Sunday evening in a message with errors in the billing of their remuneration from the Board of Directors and Supervisory Board activity. You have failed over the years, remuneration for the Supervisory Board prescribed item in a country's own companies as well as the state Treasury, to repay. It's going to be a deficit of 7000 Euro.

The 58-year-old Lompscher is regarded as a pioneer of the controversial Berlin-based rent cap. In this role, she enjoyed the least of nationwide attention.

Berlin, senators are permitted paid activities in company boards only state-owned companies. Compensation it must pay to the end of the year to the state Treasury. May keep you a lump sum of up to 6135,50 Euro in the year. Lompscher belongs to the Supervisory bodies of the investment Bank Berlin (IBB), with the Tempelhof Projekt GmbH and the Tegel Projekt GmbH.

your error was your "become in the context of answering a written question from a member of the house of representatives of Berlin at the beginning of this week and conscious", the statement said. "I immediately responded after learning of the lack of transfer to the state Treasury, and the amount of the difference referred."

A Review of your tax return that has failed to make in the years 2017 and 2018, this revenue is tax-deductible. Then you have immediately a correction of the tax returns to the competent tax office to apply for.

Lompscher asks for apology

"the failures I personally bear the responsibility and apologize," wrote Lompscher. "I assure that I have not acted with intent." Of political decision-makers with a particular level of responsibility was expected. "This responsibility, I am not justified, and the citizens of Berlin for an apology."

For you to stand firm, that "my serious personal error would be my Action as a Senator to permanently overshadow". Therefore, they declare, with immediate effect resigning as a Senator. They also lay down the three with the duties related to Supervisory Board mandates.

Updated Date: 03 August 2020, 08:20

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