the Day after byrådspolitikeren René Kauland was remanded in custody for attempted murder against his ex-girlfriend, he sent an email to the Greve Municipality.
the Date was 13. may of last year, and the Left-politician sought on three months ' leave from his political career. The local council approved the application, shows a record from the relevant council meeting.
Thus was René Kauland secured his politician-salary throughout the leave period. According to Greve Municipality, he received on the expense button to 25,000 per month before tax.
The imprisoned Left-man would be able to receive the money, because kommunalpolitikere have the right to pay in up to three months under the voluntary leave. According to the rules it may even not be possible to disclaim the income.
the Case is sprung up, according to Ekstra Bladet, the recent past has put the focus on the gakgak rules for politicians leave.
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the Minutes from the byrådsmødet, where René Kauland granted his paid leave while he sits in custody.
Former president of the Danish Parliament Pia Kjærsgaard (DF) is speechless when she is presented with the case of René Kaulands paid leave.
- It is quite absurd. It won't do, she says.
She points out that folketingspolitikere do not receive a salary, if they go on a voluntary leave of absence. And according to Pia Kjærsgaard should urgently follow the example out in the country's municipalities.
- that's going to be a pressure on the lokalpolitikerne that the kind of can not get by with, she says about the period of paid leave.
Also the Unity Rosa Lund find it daft that René Kauland got paid under remand.
- It puts a big, bold rose during how absurd the rules are, she says.
It was 6. march of this year, René Kaulands case going to court.
According to the indictment, he had penetrated in his ekskærestes house and started beating away at her with a slashing weapon. Also the woman's daughter was punched in the face with the weapon.
René Kauland refused guilty.
There was, however, never passed judgment in the case. A few hours before René Kauland should be met in court, he was found dead in his cell.