The Central Anticorruption Bureau and the Military Police detained three soldiers suspected of corruption. Among the detainees is the commander of the 6th Command Battalion in Kraków (Małopolskie Voivodeship), Lt. Col. Paweł Ż. The other two serve in the 18th Airborne Battalion in Bielsko-Biała (Śląskie Voivodeship) and the 11th Małopolska Brigade of Territorial Defense in Rząska (Małopolskie Voivodeship).
Press team CBA He told PAP on Friday that the arrests were made by agents of the Krakow branch of the Bureau, with the participation of officers from the Krakow branch of the Military Gendarmerie and the Military Gendarmerie facility in Bielsko-Biała.
This is a continuation of the investigation into corruption in the 6th Command Battalion in Krakow supervised by the military department of the Krakow district prosecutor’s office – the team noted.
47 people with charges in the case
So far, 47 suspects have heard accusations in this case – soldiers from the Krakow battalion and other military units from the province. Lesser Poland, Silesia and Łódź. The main suspect is the former commander of the unit, Lt. Col. Marcin M.
The soldiers detained by the CBA and ŻW at the District Prosecutor’s Office in Krakow have heard accusations of corruption and fraud. The prosecutor applied non-custodial preventive measures against them, the CBA reported.
According to investigators, the case concerns irregularities in the distribution of public funds transferred by the Ministry of National Defense and the acceptance of bribes for “help” in transferring to another unit.
The CBA press team noted that the investigation was developing and new threads appeared in it, therefore further arrests could not be ruled out.
Penalties can be avoided
The CBA calls for the reports of people who may have participated in the corruption practice. The office recalled that according to the law, such persons will avoid punishment if they notify and disclose all the relevant circumstances of the crime before the investigators learn about them.
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