The District Prosecutor’s Office in Warsaw will hand over to the Border Guard a car worth about PLN 400,000, secured in the investigation against Sławomir Nowak, suspected of corruption. This will happen on the basis of the so-called covid act. Range Rover Velar may have been – according to the prosecution – bought with money from bribes.
– By the decision of September 30, 2021, the District Prosecutor’s Office in Warsaw handed over the Range Rover Velar car, free of charge, to the Commander of the Vistula Border Guard Unit in Warsaw, secured in the investigation against Sławomir N. suspected of claiming and accepting multi-million dollar property benefits – Aleksandra Skrzyniarz reported on Tuesday, spokeswoman for the District Prosecutor’s Office in Warsaw.
The car will be physically handed over to the Border Guard after the appeal becomes final, against which the parties to the proceedings are entitled to a complaint. Prok. Skrzyniarz reminded that the transfer of the car is possible on the basis of the amended provisions, the so-called the covid act, which allows, in an epidemic emergency, to hand over items secured in investigations to institutions that fight the pandemic.
A car worth 400,000 zlotys
The value of the car handed over by the District Prosecutor’s Office in Warsaw is approximately PLN 400,000. It was described on July 20, 2020 during the arrests made by the CBA, incl. Sławomir Nowak. Dedicated to the Border Guard, the Range Rover features 4WD, assistance systems and a 300hp engine. The car was produced in 2018.
The owner of the car is a suspect in the investigation against Nowak, a businessman from Tricity and a friend of the former Minister of Transport – Jacek P. The man claimed that he had bought the vehicle at Nowak’s request with bribe money and that Nowak was supposed to use it. Hiding places in his house were also found, in which there was hidden, in various currencies, the equivalent of about PLN 4 million, considered to be the corruption offenses that Nowak was accused of.
In the investigation conducted by the District Prosecutor’s Office in Warsaw, Nowak has so far heard 17 allegations, including the allegation of establishing an organized criminal group operating in Warsaw, Gdańsk and Ukraine and leading this group, accepting several million financial benefits and paid protection in connection with the performance of the head of Ukravtodor, demand and accepting financial benefits in the years 2012-2013 in exchange for positions in State Treasury companies, money laundering, paid protection in connection with the performance of the head of the Political Cabinet of the Prime Minister and the Minister of Transport, Construction and Maritime Economy in the government of Donald Tusk. Nowak was in custody from July 2020 to April 12, 2021.
In August this year, the Court of Appeal in Warsaw, on Wednesday, finally revoked the decision to impose temporary detention on Sławomir Nowak. Only the preventive measures against freedom have been kept in force, that is, the ban on leaving the country and the supervision of the police. Lifting your arrest means that one million zlotys paid as a property guarantee may be returned to Nowak.
Main photo source: TVN24