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The prosecutor's office refused to investigate the wiretapping of Obajtek

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At the end of June, a decision was issued to refuse to open an investigation into the breach of security and installation of listening devices in the office of the president of PKN Orlen. The information was provided by the spokesman for the District Prosecutor's Office in Warsaw, prosecutor Piotr Antoni Skiba.

The decision was issued pursuant to Article 17, paragraph 1, point 1 of the Code of Criminal Procedure: “failure to commit an act or lack of data sufficiently justifying the suspicion of its commission”.

The District Prosecutor's Office in Warsaw received two reports of wiretapping and surveillance conducted by officers of the Central Anticorruption Bureau. They were filed by the former head of Orlen Daniel Obajtek and investigative journalist Piotr Nisztor.

The notifications were filed after Onet published transcripts of wiretapped conversations of former Orlen CEO Daniel Obajtek. The portal's sources claim that the wiretap was installed in Obajtek's office shortly after he became Orlen CEO in February 2018. According to the portal, it was at the initiative of CBAto do one of the CBA collaborators employed at Orlen.

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The prosecutor's office refused to initiate proceedings in the case of installing a wiretap in the office of the Orlen CEO. In this respect, it referred to the fact that no act had been committed.

Daniel ObajtekPAP/Tomasz Waszczuk

Prosecutor's Office on “statute of limitations for criminal liability”

In the second thread – it concerns the wiretapping of Daniel Obajtek for five months (from February to June 2018) – as the spokesman for the Warsaw prosecutor's office said, “the initiation of proceedings was refused due to the statute of limitations for the criminal liability.” He noted that the criminal liability for this act ceases after five years from its commission, i.e. at the end of June 2023.

Prosecutor's Office: Obajtek never showed up for questioning

The third thread concerned disclosing recorded conversations to an unauthorized person and publishing them on a website. – In this case, the initiation of proceedings was refused due to the lack of a motion to prosecute – said prosecutor Skiba. He added that Daniel Obajtek had been summoned as a witness in this case for questioning many times. – He never showed up and did not justify his absence – said the spokesman for the prosecutor's office.

In addition, the District Prosecutor's Office in Warsaw has asked the CBA whether officers conducted operational activities against Orlen CEO Daniel Obajtek, and in particular whether a wiretap was installed in Obajtek's office and whether he was wiretapped and recorded. – The CBA reported that it did not conduct such activities – said prosecutor Skiba. He added that there was also no presumption that the recordings could have been made at a different time.

The spokesman for the Warsaw prosecutor's office reminded that the District Prosecutor's Office in Warsaw is conducting proceedings against Daniel Obajtek concerning giving false testimony before the city centre court. The proceedings were initiated by one of the parties, who filed a report of wiretapping after the recordings were published by Onet. The refusal to initiate proceedings in the case of wiretapping Daniel Obajtek was first reported by “Rzeczpospolita”.

On Monday, Obajtek was questioned by the parliamentary committee on the visa scandal.

Read the report on tvn24.pl from the hearing of Daniel Obajtek before the investigative committee

Main image source: PAP/Tomasz Waszczuk



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