The head of one of the departments of a psychiatric hospital in Gniezno (Greater Poland Voivodeship) was arrested and charged. According to the prosecutor’s office, the doctor, in return for financial benefits, was to admit criminals who wanted to avoid imprisonment to the facility.
Wielkopolska policemen from the anti-corruption department examined the head of one of the departments of a psychiatric hospital in Gniezno. The officers suspected that Mariusz Sz. may accept bribes from criminals in return for a hospital stay that would avoid imprisonment.
– They started checking this thread, the information was confirmed. As the case looked very serious at this initial stage, the officers contacted the National Public Prosecutor’s Office. After compiling the evidence, after conducting the trial analysis, the prosecutor’s office initiated an investigation, and additionally issued an order to detain and bring this doctor – informed the junior inspector Andrzej Borowiak, spokesman for the Greater Poland Police.
He had a million zlotys in cash
Mariusz Sz. stopped last week. About one million zlotys in cash were secured during the search. According to the National Prosecutor’s Office, together with the head of one of the Psychiatric Wards of the Provincial Hospital for Mental and Nervous Illness in Gniezno, Andrzej W. and Jarosław L. were also detained. five thousand zlotys were admitted to the ward of criminals who used their stay in the hospital to avoid imprisonment, “the National Prosecutor’s Office announced in a press release.
They heard the accusations
Prosecutors indicated that, according to the findings of the investigation, a doctor – Andrzej W., who acted as an intermediary in contacts between the criminal underworld and the doctor – helped in this practice. They also emphasized that Jarosław L., one of the persons giving financial benefits, was also detained on the prosecutor’s order. All three were brought to the Wielkopolska Branch of the Department for Organized Crime and Corruption of the National Public Prosecutor’s Office in Poznań. “The prosecutor presented the detainees with accusations of accepting and providing financial benefits as well as assisting in granting them” – the press office of the prosecutor’s office reported, adding that Mariusz Sz. pleaded guilty to the alleged offenses and described part of the criminal activity. “Due to the need to secure the proper course of the proceedings and the fear of fraud, the prosecutor requested the court to apply to the suspects a preventive measure in the form of pre-trial detention. The court fully shared the prosecutor’s arguments, admitted all the requests and applied pre-trial detention for a period of three months,” the investigators reported . For the alleged acts, suspects may face up to eight years in prison
It’s not over yet
The prosecutor’s office appeals to people who have provided financial benefits to Mariusz Sz. “The Public Prosecutor’s Office reminds that, according to Art. 229 § 6 of the Penal Code, the perpetrator of the offense of granting financial benefits to a person holding a public office is not subject to punishment if the benefit or its promise has been accepted, and the perpetrator has notified the body appointed to prosecute crimes and disclosed all relevant circumstances. a crime before the authority learned about the crime committed “- the prosecutor’s office emphasized in a press release.
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