Former cashier of the Central Anti-Corruption Bureau Katarzyna G. was detained by the police in Warsaw’s Białołęka. The woman was wanted by an arrest warrant because she did not appear in prison, despite having been convicted by a final judgment for taking company money.
The “Rzeczpospolita” daily reported the woman’s arrest.
An employee of the CBA, who became famous for the biggest financial scandal in the secret services, was sentenced to six years and four months in prison for taking official money, and her gambler husband got eight years. The sentence was passed a year ago, it is final.
The case was first revealed by Robert Zieliński from tvn24.pl.
– The arrest took place on April 7, which is Good Friday. It was carried out by policemen from the criminal department of the police station in Białołęka in Warsaw, Agnieszka Wiatrowicz-Grabowska from the Warsaw VI District Police Headquarters told the Rzeczpospolita daily.
Wanted on a warrant
As reported on tvn24.pl, the cashier was supposed to report to the prison and serve his sentencehowever, it has disappeared. “Convicted Katarzyna G. did not appear to serve her sentence. By order of March 29, 2023, the District Court in Warsaw ordered the search for the woman sentenced with a warrant,” judge Mirosława Chyr, spokeswoman for the District Court in Warsaw, confirmed to Rzeczpospolita.
Katarzyna G. has been free since April last year, when she was released from custody. After the verdict became final, “she was summoned to appear in the appropriate penitentiary unit by August 22, 2022.” – reported the press section of the District Court in Warsaw. G. did not do it and tried several times to remove the specter of imprisonment – emphasized the daily. Last year, she or her lawyer filed motions: for suspension of execution of the sentence, and later for its postponement.
The Warsaw court did not accept any of these requests, considering that there were no grounds for it. Already this year, a renewed request from G. to postpone the execution of the sentence was received – a few days before the court ordered the search for her with an arrest warrant, the newspaper indicated.
Money disappeared from the CBA’s cash register
The scandal with millions of zlotys allocated for operational purposes that disappeared from the CBA’s cash register broke out in December 2019, when it turned out that there was no cash in the cash register for the operational activities of this service.
Katarzyna G. admitted to the bosses that she took PLN 4 million – for her mother-in-law, who was in danger of losing her boarding house – and gave them to her husband to multiply them at the bookmaker to “pay off the mother” and give the CBA cash. However, the prosecutor’s office established that the cashier had been collecting money from the CBA’s cash register for years, and amounted to as much as PLN 9.23 million (since March 2017).
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