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Six persons detained. Acting in an organized criminal group and extortion of money from NCRD

A notary and five entrepreneurs have been detained this morning by the agents of the Central Anti-Corruption Bureau.

The officers of the Regional Office of the CBA in Katowice have detained five Silesian entrepreneurs and a notary who runs a notary’s office in Tychy.

The investigation concerns the suspicion of committing a fraud detrimental to the National Centre for Research and Development (NCRD), business entities and private persons. Findings of the investigators indicate attempts of extortion of PLN 10 million from one of the groups producing fruit and vegetables and extortion of over PLN 2 million from the NCRD.

The proceeding also includes the suspicion of invoking influence in public persons, participation in an organized criminal group committing economic and criminal tax offences and money laundering.

After completing the searches, all detainees will be transferred to the District Prosecutor's Office in Katowice, where they will hear allegations concerning the period of 2012-2018.

A few threads are being investigated, the investigation is still developmental.


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