A birthday celebration of the düsseldorf regional court President Bernd Scheiff has joined the tax number, Federal to the criticism. Scheiff had on the occasion of his 60. Birthday invited according to the court, some 300 guests to the Foyer of the justice center. The Assembly and dismantling court took care of staff and also prisoners from the open prison. First, the “Rheinische Post had reported” about the process.

“The servants of the country are for the common good, not for a private Party”, said the NRW-Chairman of the taxpayers Association, Heinz Wirz, on Thursday. “They are only used in the function for which they were set. This approach is unsustainable.”

A court spokeswoman stressed, however, that it was a business Celebration. All costs for catering, decoration and music have Scheiff paid out of his own pocket. Overtime on a voluntary Basis in the framework of the flexible working hours and not be paid for separately.

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In state court prisoners worked constantly in the open prison as a house worker. Before the Celebration, you’ve built up in your regular period of service with tables and chairs. To be the Celebration of the entire workforce of the house of, representatives of various courts, lawyers, and journalists have been invited to last Friday.

“We were not involved in the event and had to be involved,” said a spokesman for the North Rhine-Westphalian Ministry of justice on Thursday. “The President can conduct such events on their own.”

mod / DPA

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Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.


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