This is the second claim against the politician in less than a month. Both deal with a failure to report additional income on her financial disclosure form.
According to a Croatian daily, the conflict of interest commission is looking into yet another claim against GLAS Party Chairwoman Anka Mrak-Taritaš. The second claim against her in recent weeks also deals with a failure to report additional income from the Croatian Chamber of Economy on her financial disclosure form during her tenure as Construction and Spatial Planning Minister in the previous SDP-led government. Mrak-Taritaš has rejected the report as false.
"The headline story in today's issue of Jutarnji List and content of that text is classic fake news. Allegations that I hid something are absolute fabrications, or to use a harsher term, lies," Mrak-Taritaš said, adding that she is planning on taking legal action against Jutarnji List.
The Conflict of Interest Commission received a complaint in late 2018 related to Mrak-Taritaš's tenure as minister, which ended in 2016. It alleged that she received compensation for serving on committees at the Ministry and the Chamber of Commerce, which she failed to disclose. Additionally, she allegedly appointed herself to the Ministry's committee.