Inland Revenue ‘could not’ have leaked Peters’ info – MSN

Inland Revenue ‘could not’ have leaked Peters’ info – MSN

Inland Revenue has cleared its staff of leaking private information in relation to Winston Peters’ superannuation overpayment.

The New Zealand First leader admitted last month after questions from the media that he had been overpaid his pension for seven years, but had paid the money back.

Mr Peters then called in his lawyers, saying the leak was an attempt to destroy his party.

Inland Revenue investigated, and reported on its findings today.

“Our investigation has found that IR does not hold the information that became public in relation to Mr Peters’ national superannuation payments, and therefore could not have been the source,” it said.

By MSN

http://www.msn.com/en-nz/news/national/inland-revenue-could-not-have-leaked-peters-info/ar-AArJByy?ocid=News