Corruption charges for three soldiers detained by CBA
Three soldiers have been detained during operations conducted jointly by the Central Anti-Corruption Bureau and the Military Gendarmerie. In the Prosecutor's Office, the detainees were charged with corruption and fraud.
Officers of the CBA Regional Office in Kraków, with the participation of officers of the Military Gendarmerie Unit in Kraków and the Bielsko-Biała Military Gendarmerie Regional Station, have detained three soldiers performing military service in the 6th Command Battalion in Kraków, the 18th Airborne Battalion in Bielsko-Biała, and the 11th Małopolska Brigade of Territorial Defence in Rząska. Among those detained is the current Commander of the 6th Command Battalion in Kraków - Lt Col Paweł Ż.
The proceedings have been conducted by order of the Military Affairs Division of the District Prosecutor's Office in Kraków. In the Prosecutor's Office, the detainees were charged with corruption and fraud. The investigators' findings indicate irregularities in the allocation of public funds of the Ministry of Defence and the acceptance of financial advantages in exchange for 'assistance' in the transfer to another unit. Non-custodial preventive measures have been applied against the detainees.
It is a continuation of the detentions in the case of corruption in the 6th Command Battalion in Kraków, in which the main suspect is the previous commander of this unit, Lt Col Marcin M. So far, 47 suspects have already been charged, mainly soldiers from the 6th Command Battalion in Kraków and other military units in Małopolskie, Śląskie and Łódzkie Voivodeships.
Due to the developmental character of the investigation and new threads emerging in it, further detentions to this case are not excluded.
Let us remind the readers that under Article 229 § 6 of the Penal Code, a perpetrator of an offence, who gave a material advantage (Article 229 § 1 - 5 of the Penal Code) is not liable to punishment if the material or personal advantage or the promise thereof was accepted by a person, and the person who gave the advantage or the promise thereof notified the authority competent for prosecuting the offence of this fact and disclosed all material circumstances of the offence before the authority became aware thereof.
CBA Press Team