A Polish Army officer detained by the CBA and the Military Gendarmerie
The officers of the CBA Regional Office in Wrocław in cooperation with the Military Gendarmerie Division in Wrocław have detained 7 individuals, including a former soldier and a current one, in connection with irregularities concerning the organisation of tenders in the army.
Under the supervision of Unit VIII for Military Affairs of the District Public Prosecutor's Office in Poznań, the officers of the Regional Office of the Central Anti-Corruption Bureau in Wrocław have been carrying out an investigation concerning suspicion of criminal offences committed by soldiers of the Military Academy of Land Forces in Wrocław and civilians cooperating with them in the years 2018-2019. It regards numerous criminal offences related to the planning and implementation of public procurement procedures under the Public Procurement Law. The investigation also includes failure to fulfil official duties, entering into an agreement with other persons in connection with the conducted tender procedures, unlawful disclosure of information on planned and conducted procurement procedures, making false statements and accepting financial gains for conduct in violation of the law. In the course of the proceedings, public procurements are being examined, among others for the purchase of groceries, equipment and services for the needs of the army, the value of which exceeds PLN 10 million.
In the territory of the Lower Silesia and Lubuskie Voivodships, the officers of the CBA and the Military Gendarmerie have detained 7 persons, including an active soldier and a former one of the Polish Army and five entrepreneurs operating in the catering industry.
At the same time, 8 locations were searched, including the places of work and residence of the detainees.
All detainees were brought to the Military Affairs Department of the District Public Prosecutor's Office in Poznań, where they heard charges.
The court granted the prosecutor's request for the application of remand in custody against the former and the current soldier. Whereas against the five entrepreneurs the prosecutor applied non-custodial preventive measures, including police supervision, bail, a ban on leaving the country, and a ban on contact with other suspects.
This is a new investigation conducted by the CBA and the first operation in this case.
Public Relations Division of the CBA