Corruption in the legalisation of employment of foreigners. A civil servant detained
The officers of the Central Anti-Corruption Bureau have detained two individuals who participated in the legalisation of employment of foreigners in exchange for financial gain.
The CBA Regional Office in Szczecin, jointly with the Regional Prosecutor's Office in Szczecin, has been conducting proceedings on suspicion of giving and receiving financial advantages in exchange for accelerated and positive consideration of applications for work permits for foreigners. As a result of the investigation findings, the CBA officers have detained two women, including a civil servant from the Department of Civil Affairs and Foreigners at the Regional Unit of the Western Pomeranian Voivodeship Office in Koszalin, and an entrepreneur providing professional assistance in drafting and submitting applications for the legalisation of residence and work permits for foreigners in the territory of the Republic of Poland. The activities were carried out in Koszalin, Darłowo, and Domasławice.
According to the investigators' findings, in 2019, the detained civil servant accepted a number of financial advantages, both in kind and in cash, in exchange for accelerated and positive consideration of applications for work and residence permits for foreigners.
Simultaneously, searches were carried out in the places of work and residence occupied by the detainees and other persons who may have been connected with the criminal scheme. The women will be taken to the Regional Prosecutor's Office in Szczecin, where they will hear charges.
These are the first detentions in this investigation. The investigation is ongoing.
Public Relations Division of the CBA