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Justice Fund scandal. Roman Giertych and Jacek Dubois represent one of the suspects

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Roman Giertych said that, together with attorney Jacek Dubois, he represents “one of the suspects” in the case regarding the Justice Fund. He announced this after Onet published this matter. The portal claims that he is the “key witness of the prosecutor's office.” The involvement of Giertych, who is also an MP from the Civic Coalition, in the case was commented on by the head of the Chancellery of the Prime Minister, Jan Grabiec, in “Kropka nad i”.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, at the request of prosecutors from the Justice Fund investigative team, searches were carried out in various places throughout the country. Their purpose is to secure evidence, including documentation regarding the fund. Services appeared, among others: in Zbigniew Ziobro's house. The spokesman for the National Prosecutor's Office, prosecutor Przemysław Nowak, announced that five people were charged on Tuesday and Wednesday, and two more were previously charged. He informed that the prosecutor would apply for temporary arrest against three people because there is a fear of fraud.

Documents found with Zbigniew Ziobro. “Such a briefcase cannot be in a private house”

He also said that the material collected on Tuesday and Wednesday would be analyzed with a view to lifting the immunity of politicians.

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Prosecutor's office: the material will be analyzed with a view to lifting the immunity of politicians

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“The main witness of the prosecutor's office”

On Wednesday afternoon, Onet reported that he was the “main witness of the prosecutor's office” in the investigation regarding the Justice Fund and that it was his testimony that allowed the detention of former officials of the Ministry of Justice and searches in houses belonging to Zbigniew Ziobro, as well as, among others, deputies of Sovereign Poland. He wrote that this person was “slaying gangsters”, had cooperated with the prosecutor's office and “has been testifying for several weeks now”. The portal reported that “his defense attorney is a lawyer cooperating with Roman Giertych.”

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Giertych: I confirm that I represent one of the suspects

In the evening, Giertych himself spoke on social media. “I confirm that, together with attorney Jacek Dubois, we represent one of the suspects in the case related to the Justice Fund,” he wrote on the X platform. He added that he was against using the word “falls” to describe – as he put it – “lawful and social cooperation with justice authorities.

In his post, Giertych did not confirm who exactly he and Dubois represent.

The entry was also posted by Jacek Dubois, although he did not directly refer to the fact that he represented one of the suspects in the case related to the Justice Fund.

“The legal education conducted by Roman Giertych towards the representatives of the previous government that it is worth becoming a crown witness brought results. Congratulations to Roman (original spelling – ed.),” he wrote.

Grabiec on Giertych's involvement: everyone chooses their own defender

The head of the Chancellery of the Prime Minister, Jan Grabiec, was asked about Roman Giertych's involvement in this matter and the potential conflict of interest related to it in “Kropka nad i” on TVN24. Giertych is a member of parliament of the KO club and chairman PiS settlement team.

– For now, in Poland, everyone chooses their own defender. I know that Roman Giertych – and not only him, there are several lawyers in Poland who have the opinion that – regardless of the arrangement involved in the scandal, he is capable of endangering the authorities, very powerful people. Because we are talking about the Minister of Justice, the Prosecutor General, several ministers, and several high-ranking officials who had hundreds of millions of zlotys at their disposal, said the head of the Chancellery of the Prime Minister.

– So you need a lot of courage to dare to testify in the case of people so strongly entrenched in power, and then you need – I guess – a lawyer who will stand firm and will not soften when the threats start – continued the head of the Chancellery of the Prime Minister.

Grabiec was asked whether he saw a conflict of interest in this situation, given that Giertych is also the vice-chairman of the KO club. – It wasn't me who chose attorney Giertych and he didn't choose his protégé. I understand that it was the person who decided to cooperate with the police, (…), who was looking for a lawyer. Here it is difficult to interfere in the relationship between a lawyer and a person who is of interest to the justice system – said the guest of “Kropka nad i”.

Grabiec on Giertych's involvement in the case: everyone chooses their own defense attorney TVN24

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