EUR 900,000 seized in former PO-PSL minister corruption probe

The officers of the Central Anti-corruption Bureau (CBA) seized more than PLN 4 mln (EUR 900,000) reportedly coming from illegal activities of Sławomir Nowak, a former minister in the government of the Civic Platform and Polish People’s Party (PO-PSL) and former head of the Ukrainian State Road Agency. In late July, he was detained under charges of corruption, money laundering and running a criminal group, news website of the Polish public broadcaster TVP reports.

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“CBA continues activities aimed at, among others, revealing new lines of the investigation and assets of those investigated,” CBA announced.

Its officers seized more than PLN 4 mln (EUR 900,000) kept in caches in various currencies: euros, US dollars and zlotys.

Moreover, they also secured two flats worth approximately PLN 2 mln (EUR 450,000) and a luxurious car.

Mr Nowak (his attorney agreed to reveal his full data) was detained by CBA along with the former commander of elite special unit GROM Dariusz Z. and an entrepreneur Jacek P. It was the result of an international investigation conducted by a joint team of prosecutors from Poland and Ukraine, as well as officers of the CBA and the Ukrainian anti-corruption service NABU.

The former minister is suspected of claiming and accepting material and personal benefits in return for granting private entities contracts for the construction and repair of roads in Ukraine, as well as with laundering money