Corruption in the Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship Roads Administration. 4 individuals detained
Four individuals, including two from the management of the Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship Roads Administration, were detained by the officers of the Regional Office of the Central Anti-Corruption Bureau in Katowice.
Last Monday, the CBA officers detained four individuals, including two entrepreneurs and two Deputy Directors of the Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship Roads Administration (ŚZDW) immediately after one of them accepted a financial advantage of PLN 30 thousand. The activities took place in Kielce.
The evidence gathered indicates that the financial advantage was given by one of the detained entrepreneurs representing the company carrying out a construction investment for the benefit of ŚZDW, worth several dozen million zlotys. The investigators found out that the other entrepreneur also granted financial advantages to both civil servants.
The detainees were taken to the Silesian Department for Organised Crime and Corruption of the National Prosecutor's Office in Katowice, where they were charged with corruption. One of the detainees used the so-called non-punishment provision.
Simultaneously, the CBA officers carried out searches in the detainees' places of residence, on the premises of the Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship Roads Administration, and on the premises of several companies cooperating with the Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship Roads Administration.
The case is ongoing and due to its nature, the CBA recalls that individuals who got involved in corrupt practices and gave a financial advantage have the possibility to benefit from the so-called non-punishment provision under article 229 paragraph 6 of the Criminal Code.
Under the Criminal Code, if a personal or a financial advantage was accepted by a person performing a public function, to avoid criminal liability one is obliged to inform voluntarily a law enforcement authority - in this case, the Regional Office of the CBA in Katowice, seated at 1-go Maja 123, tel. + 48 437 32 00. The offender must notify about the fact before the law enforcement authorities have learnt about it from a different source, and disclose all material circumstances of the criminal offence.
Public Relations Division of the CBA