Charges against the former financial watchdog head

One of the suspects escorted to the prosecutor's office. Photo: PAP/Marcin Bielecki

Andrzej J., the former head of the Polish Financial Supervision Authority (KNF), as well as his subordinates, were charged with failure to comply with obligations.

Former head of financial supervision detained

The officers of Central Anticorruption Bureau (CBA) detained the former head of the Polish Financial Supervision Authority (KNF) Andrzej J. (name...

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On Thursday, the officers of the Central Anticorruption Video detained Mr J. and his six his subordinates: Wojciech K., Dariusz T., Zbigniew L., Halina M., Adam O., and Dorota Ch (names withheld under the Polish privacy law).

“The clerks did not finish the administrative procedure with the creation of the draft of the decision about setting the compulsory administrator for SKOK Wołomin until October 22, 2013. It means that they did not present such a draft with a motion to establish the administrator at the seating of the KNF. The suspects did not comply with their obligations, even though they were aware of the threat of not paying dues at SKOK Wołomin and despite that, it was stated that activities of SKOK Wołomin were a persistent violating of the law,” the statement of the prosecutor’s office.

The suspects are accused of acting against the public interest in the period from October 22, 2013, to September 15, 2014, causing the loss of more than PLN 1.5 bln (EUR 0.34 bln), as well as a private loss of more than PLN 58 mln (EUR 13.5 mln).