Zygmunt K., head of the Warsaw appellate prosecutor’s office in 2001-2004, was detained on Tuesday by the Central Anticorruption Bureau – “Superwizjer” TVN learned. On Thursday, at the request of the National Prosecutor’s Office, the court arrested him for three months.
His daughter was detained together with the former appellate prosecutor. As we learn unofficially, they were both charged with fraud. We confirmed the information about the arrest with two independent sources, including the spokesman of the Central Anticorruption Bureau, Robert Sosik. However, the office does not provide further information and refers us to the National Prosecutor’s Office. However, she remains silent for now.
These are not the first problems of prosecutor K. In 2018, he was charged with fraud to the detriment of SKOK Wołomin. The “Rzeczpospolita” daily reported that a few years earlier, the former investigator had taken out a loan of PLN 100,000 which he did not repay. zloty. In addition, he allegedly certified untruths in loan documents.
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When prosecutor K. was the head of the Warsaw Appellate Prosecutor’s Office, it supervised the most famous cases, including the so-called the Rywin affair or the murder of the police chief, General Marek Papala.
“The biggest personnel mistake” by Lech Kaczyński
Zygmunt K. was considered a protégé Lech Kaczyński while he was the Minister of Justice. He became an appellate prosecutor in 2001, and Lech Kaczyński appreciated him for supervising the case of the so-called right-wing surveillance. However, he quickly changed his mind, calling Zygmunt K. “the biggest personnel mistake”. Zygmunt K. resigned in April 2004.
In the same year, K. also became a media hero when he was allegedly attacked by unknown perpetrators who allegedly stole his notebook containing notes on the investigation into the murder of Papala, as well as the proceedings regarding the attempted sale of the Orlen company. It was just after the former head of Orlen, Andrzej Modrzejewski, was detained at the request of the prosecutor’s office.
The problems of Zygmunt K. and his daughter are not their first. In 2016, they were both accused by investigators from Białystok of forging documents of a company belonging to the former prosecutor’s daughter and brother.
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