Another detention in connection with accelerated legalisation of residence for bribes
The head of the Department of Civil Affairs and Foreigners at the Regional Unit of the Western Pomeranian Voivodeship Office in Koszalin has been detained by the CBA.
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 obtaining positive decisions on applications for work and residence permits for foreigners.
Further findings in the case and the collected evidence gave rise to the detention of the Head of the Department for Civil Affairs and Foreigners at the Regional Unit of the Western Pomeranian Voivodeship Office in Koszalin. The activities were carried out in Koszalin.
The detainee was responsible for matters related to the legalisation of the stay and work of foreigners. The findings of the case indicate that the civil servant organised the work of the department in such a way as to give favourable treatment to the owner of a personnel consulting company, who had been detained earlier in the case, who could count on favour and acceleration of procedures related to submitted applications. The practice took place in the years 2019 - 2020.
At the same time, a search was conducted at the place of work and residence of the detainee. The woman was taken to the prosecutor's office, where she faced charges.
In March of this year, the CBA officers detained two women - 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 investigation is ongoing.
Public Relations Division of the CBA