The prosecutor brought charges against two women who allegedly extorted at least EUR 1.5 million from EU funds over a five-year period. The evidence was collected by police officers from Jelenia Góra.
Officers of the Department for Combating Economic Crime of the Municipal Police Headquarters in Jelenia Góra collected evidence that allowed the district prosecutor in Jelenia Góra to charge a 64-year-old resident of the Lwówek district and a 70-year-old resident of the Karkonosze district, who are suspected of extorting EU subsidies.
“The suspects, acting as presidents of two different associations, acting together and in concert, repeatedly used documents confirming untruths in order to extort EU funds. In the period from August 2016 to February 2021, they misled representatives of one Warsaw foundation as the administrators of EU funds by submitting false documents related to various projects, thus acting to the detriment of the European Union. During the mentioned period, the women extorted at least EUR 1.5 million,” the police from Jelenia Góra said in a statement.
The prosecutor presented a total of 12 charges against them in this case. The women face up to eight years in prison. The police secured the suspects’ assets worth over PLN 4 million to cover future fines.
Currently, the police are explaining in detail the circumstances of this case.
Main photo source: KMP in Jelenia Góra