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Three persons detained in the investigation concerning Warsaw branch of SK Bank

Christian Fernsby |
The officers of the Regional Office of the Central Anti-Corruption Bureau in Katowice detained a Silesian entrepreneur and two former directors of the Warsaw branch of SK Bank (Spółdzielczy Bank Rzemiosła i Rolnictwa in Wołomin).

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The detention took place in Warsaw and Myszków.

After completing the procedural steps, the detainees will be transferred to the Regional Prosecutor's Office in Warsaw, where they will be charged with acting to the detriment of SK Bank for over 40 million zlotys.

Findings of the investigators indicate that the entrepreneur obtained loans from the bank for which she did not have debt capacity.

The investigation in this case was entrusted to the CBA by the Prosecutor's Office in April 2016.

It is conducted in connection with the case on the abuse of trust by the authorities of Spółdzielczy Bank Rzemiosła i Rolnictwa in Wołomin, keeping accounting books against the provisions of the act on accounting and providing in these books unreliable data, concealment of true and providing false information to NBP (National Bank of Poland).

In May 2016 the CBA agents entered into the head office of Spółdzielczy Bank Rzemiosła i Rolnictwa in Wołomin, places of residence of persons performing managerial functions in the bank during the investigation period and to several dozen business entities from the capital group operating in the real estate development industry, carrying out a series of procedural steps.

Up to now, 110 persons have been charged.

The bank's losses are estimated at about 2.7 billion zlotys.

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