Already seven cases have been submitted to the investigative team, which is to investigate all cases of irregularities in the import of Ukrainian grain to Poland. – We expect that more will come from prosecutor’s offices throughout Poland in the near future – says Hanna Biernat-Łożańska from the Regional Prosecutor’s Office in Rzeszów.
The team, which consists of six prosecutors of the Regional Prosecutor’s Office in Rzeszów, began work with a case that was taken over from the District Prosecutor’s Office in Zamość. According to prosecutor Hanna Biernat-Łżańska, she is at the initial stage of the proceedings. The mechanism of fraud – as the prosecutor informed – was to lead to the disposal of the property of Polish feed and food producers. This was to be done “by misleading them as to the country of origin of the grain and by concealing that it was imported from Ukraine as technical grain“.
– Due to the secrecy of the investigation, I cannot inform you about the details of six other cases that have been transferred to the Regional Prosecutor’s Office in Rzeszów. Due to the goodness of the proceedings, I cannot disclose which prosecutor’s offices we received materials from – added the spokeswoman of the Rzeszów regional prosecutor’s office.
They are waiting for other things
He points out that members of a special team appointed to investigate cases of grain imports from Ukraine they expect that more cases at an early stage may be brought before them in the near future.
Earlier, the spokesman for the National Prosecutor’s Office, Łukasz Łapczyński, reported that preparatory proceedings regarding the import of Ukrainian grain were initiated by notifications from the Veterinary Inspection, the Agricultural and Food Quality Inspection, the Sanitary Inspection and the Trade Inspection. As he said, prosecutors asked all sanitary services and inspections to send information about all irregularities revealed by these institutions in the import and distribution of Ukrainian agricultural products.
Six people in the team
Prosecutor Hanna Biernat-Łżańska reports that in a six-person team appointed by the Minister of Justice Zbigniew Ziobro “Experienced prosecutors from the department for economic and financial crimes are working to investigate the import of grain.” It also includes the head of this department. The team is led by the head of the Regional Prosecutor’s Office in Rzeszów, Jerzy Dybus. The work of the Rzeszów prosecutors is to be supported by officers of the Internal Security Agency, the customs and tax service and the Central Police Investigation Bureau.
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