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They legalised "dirty money", now they will be held liable

Three individuals have been detained by the officers of the Regional Office of the Central Anti-Corruption Bureau in Białystok, another person has been presented with additional charges. They will be held liable for money laundering being proceeds of crime. The court decided to remand the suspects in custody.

The officers of the Regional Office of the Central Anti-Corruption Bureau in Białystok, within the framework of the investigation conducted jointly with the National Prosecutor's Office in Katowice, detained three individuals in the Śląskie Voivodeship.

The detainees were involved in money laundering. In the course of the investigation, the CBA established that the detainees had legalised at least EUR 600 thousand and PLN 1.5 million by way of a number of financial transactions, including the purchase and sale of real property. The money was obtained from previously committed criminal offences. The amounts indicated above are part of financial resources belonging to the head of a smashed criminal group, the so-called fuel mafia. The group aimed to extort over PLN 140 million of undue VAT from the state budget.

The activities carried out by the Central Anti-Corruption Bureau and the prosecutor's office led to further charges against the already detained man. He was brought to the prosecutor's office from custody.

As part of their activities, the CBA officers searched the flats of the three detainees, where they found and secured documents and electronic data carriers, which will constitute evidence in the case. The court decided on a three-month detention for the three individuals. Against one of the detainees the prosecutor applied means of punishment not involving loss of liberty.

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