Chairman of the parish council: a Fine of 80,000 is out of proportion

Godthaabskirken risk a fine of 80,000 crowns, because the chorister had not obtained a work permit. on Monday, commenced the Court of Frederiksberg in a case

Chairman of the parish council: a Fine of 80,000 is out of proportion

Godthaabskirken risk a fine of 80,000 crowns, because the chorister had not obtained a work permit.

on Monday, commenced the Court of Frederiksberg in a case against an american student and six churches, because the students sang in the churches without having a work permit.

According to the prosecution's violation of the aliens act done under the "aggravating circumstances". This means that the fine to the churches as a starting point sounds at 20,000 crowns per. the month started.

One of the churches Godthaabskirken in Frederiksberg, where the students sang on various occasions in the course of four months. The church is a fine of 80,000 crowns.

the Case comes to court, because we would not pay the fine, and it is a sign that we do not believe that it is fair, says the chairman of the ward council, Hans-Henrik Jørgensen.

- It is completely out of proportion. In the one month she has sung at two funeral services. We must then pay a fine of 20,000 dollars, he says.

According to Hans-Henrik Jørgensen had the female students, both Danish tax card and social security number as well as a Swedish surname.

- But so is her work permit apparently expired, because she is moved to Malmö. It makes it hard for the staff, for the need to each month ask to see passport and a valid work permit?, ask menighedsrådsformanden.

He believes that the authorities dangers of hard up.

- It is an unfair hard to say, that there are aggravating circumstances. We probably have negligently violated the aliens act, but there is no question that we have underpaid any. We have paid the prevailing rate and included tax of the amount, says Hans-Henrik Jørgensen.

- But it is even worse for her, he adds with a reference to the american students.

the Prosecution wants her sentenced to a term of imprisonment and deportation with a ban on entry in six years.

/ritzau/

Updated Date: 02 December 2019, 06:00

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